In Google’s everlasting pursuit to make Google Plus a thing, they have now made GTalk a part of the Plus network. It’s now called Google Hangouts. Google also no longer makes the old client available for use. Instead, they have now made it a plugin within Google Chrome. I hate this since I often don’t want Google Chrome open and taking up tons of memory while I want to chat with friends and do other things.
Thankfully, the old client still can be obtained. For years I have relied on a website called OldVersion.com. The site makes old versions of software available to people. You can download the last version of Google Talk before it became “Hangouts”. It works just fine, or at least it works until Google decides to cut connections to it.