File transfer in orkut and iGoogle chat

Monday, March 29, 2010 | 4:22 PM

Have you ever wanted to quickly send a file to a friend who's online? Now it's easy! We're excited to announce that you can now share pictures, documents, and other files with your friends while chatting in orkut and iGoogle. To give it a try you don't need to install anything, simply start a conversation with a friend and click Send a file... in the 'Actions' menu:



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