I thought Google Talk/Hangouts was completely dead? Just for fun I added my google account in dino.im and noticed that it loaded my roster. I sent a message to my wife and she received it on hangouts on her phone. So this means I can still chat with all the people I have on there, if they're running hangouts or signed in to 3rd party app?

@saba s2s is dead, but c2s is alive. Not sure how the announced* transition to Hangouts Chat is going to affect the XMPP bridge, but at the moment, you can normally use XMPP frontend to message Hangouts users on gmail.com or other Apps domains.

* https://9to5google.com/2018/12/01/hangouts-chat-meet-consumers/
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@ivan ok, so both of us must be signed into a google account to chat. I guess I could take this time to try to convince them all to sign up for a real xmpp account.

I miss the translation bots though 😥

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