Microsoft recently completely revamped Outlook.com and migrated all Hotmail accounts to the new web-based Outlook program. Now, in a bid to reclaim some users it lost to Google’s Gmail service, Microsoft is adding, well, a Google service.
The company announced today it is adding support for Google Talk, which includes GChat, voice and video calling with Google Hangouts, to Outlook.com. Additionally, GChat will be integrated into SkyDrive.com, which makes it easier for Microsoft users to collaborate with Gmail users.
For now, the support is only coming to the web editions of Outlook and SkyDrive, as Microsoft is still considering how Google Talk could fit into the mobile apps. Outlook.com will also still have support for Facebook and Skype chatting as well.
The Google Talk support has begun rolling out, but will take several days to reach all Outlook.com users.