Here are some of the new features of Google Talk 188.8.131.52:
» File transfer: Send unlimited files & folders to your chat friends.
» Voicemail: Leave voice messages when your friend's not around. They’ll get your message sent as email attachment.
» Music status: You can let your friends know about the music you’re currently listening to.
The updated software is not available on the GTalk homepage yet but Alex Chitu [who tracks Google like a hawk] has successfully managed to unearth the secret download location. [Thanks Philipp]
Just yesterday, I wrote about a new Skype profile for Snagit that lets you share screenshots with other Skype contacts. And today Google has secretly released a new version of Google Talk that also support file sharing.
So Techsmith Developers are going to have a busy weekend if they decide to port the Snagit Skype profile to Google Talk as well. I think they must do it since GTalk has a good presence in the developer and geek community who frequently share screens.
Update: Google Talk Blog writes that Google is releasing these new features to only a small percentage of Google Talk users. Fill this GTalk Survey