File transfer in iGoogle and orkut chat

Have you ever wanted to quickly send a file to a friend whom you're chatting with online?  Starting today, you can share photos, documents, and other files while chatting in iGoogle and orkut.  To give it a try, just click Send a file... in the Actions menu while chatting with a friend (no download required):

This feature is also compatible with the file transfer functionality in the Google Talk downloadable software, so you can share files directly from the web with folks who use the desktop version.

File transfer is available in orkut and iGoogle only for now.  We're working on bringing it to Gmail as well, and we'll keep you posted when that happens!

​Posted by Lizhen Wang, software engineer

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