Gmail introduces video chat

November 12, 2008 3:21:10 PM PST
Google is helping users chat face to face with friends and loved ones.The company has just added video chat to its Gmail.

It's widely used in instant message programs offered by Google's rivals Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL. Google says this is the first time video chat has been available as part of an e-mail program.

Gmail users must purchase a web cam and download a small application to make video chat work.