Microsoft adds Google Talk to Outlook.com

Microsoft announced that it’ll be bringing Google Talk (Gchat) into Outlook.com and SkyDrive.com. Presently, this Gchat integration is only limited to text messages and does not include Google Voice calls, as reported by The Verge.

It is very simple to start using Google Talk from within Outlook.com. Users simply need to connect their Google Accounts with Microsoft’s webmail service and they’ll be good to go.

As Microsoft said in its blog post, this Gchat integration is not limited to Outlook.com or SkyDrive.com at all. In fact, you’ll also have the option to Gchat while you’re checking your calendar and People contact list.

Basically, Microsoft is asking its Outlook.com users to use its automated process to connect with all their contacts on other services. While roll out has begun, Microsoft says that Google Talk integration will be completely rolled out worldwide over the next couple of days.