Install Google Talk Plugin in Ubuntu 14.04

May 1, 2014 — 2 Comments

Google Talk is browser plugin that allows you to make a voice and video chat with your friends via your webcam and microphone connected to the computer.

With the plugin installed, just log in to your GMail account with Firefox or Chrome browser, select a contact, you will be able to see that you can have a video chat (you get the option for video chat if they have a camera, or the video chat icon is grayed).

Google talk Ubuntu 14.04

Install Google Talk Plugin:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the Google Talk repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list'

Then get the key:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Finally update your system and install the plugin:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install google-talkplugin

Once installed, Firefox users can verify that if the Google Talk plugin is installed by going to Tools->Addons->Plugins. Chrome users go to chrome://plugins/

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2 responses to Install Google Talk Plugin in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Hi Ji.

    After the plugin is installed waht should I do… is there an app to comunicate with ?

    What kind of application/chat/client should I install ? any sugestion ?


  2. i m using Ubuntu software for my laptop, I just want to know how to re install software like Google talk, twitter, Facebook, in laptop system.

    I tried my best again installing it but can you guide me with some steps to further Re install above mention APP’S.

    PLEASE mail me my queries answer through my mail

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