How do you do Google talk voice and video calling from android.

The google talk application only appears to allow text based chatting. But Google talk on the desktop supports both voice calling and video chat.

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There is no official Google talk voice/video chat for Android phones. You can use Google Talk in Android 2.3.4+ to make video chats now. Additionally, any calls made via Google Voice are done via cell tower (using your minutes), not data.

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    That last part is not necessarily true. There is a workaround to make VOIP calls over Cell or WiFi. lifehacker.com/5354607/…
    – Webs
    Sep 27, 2010 at 14:46
  • @Webs I meant natively with the official app. There are always workarounds :)
    – Bryan Denny
    Sep 27, 2010 at 15:05
  • No worries Bryan, I figured as much.
    – Webs
    Sep 27, 2010 at 16:11
  • Google voice is not available in my country New Zealand or in most other parts of the world.
    – trampster
    Sep 27, 2010 at 23:52
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    @flow Fixed post
    – Bryan Denny
    Nov 17, 2011 at 19:57

Sorry to bump an old question, but you can now make both audio and video calls from android with google talk if you have 2.3.4 (gingerbread) or higher. 1

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