Many of you probably will not know what the protocol XMPP stands for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol . It is a protocol that allows you to connect to various chat through services that do not necessarily require direct login to the service of that particular chat. For example, in the past we could access the Chat Google Talk and talk with our friends also using alternative services such as AOL Instant Messenger , and do not go directly to Google Talk for chatting.
In essence the protocol XMPP allows all of this. Google , however, from supporter of this type of protocol, it now becomes contrary. The reason for this would be in a low security level of personal data of users, as it could incur often in spam by other contacts. Now with Hangouts everything works in a similar manner. Users to use the new instant messaging service to Google , do not need to log on Hangouts but may also use other services, such as Empathy on Linux.
Soon, however, the whole will no longer be possible and requires to access the service by using it directly. This definitely will deprive some users to use their preferred service for chatting and communication with your contacts, but on the other hand give priority to safety. A spokesman for Google , in fact, states the following:
The fact that Google Talk uses an open protocol has led to a bad user experience as spam attacks, and there was limited in terms of support for various forms of communication that we are now able to manage with Hangouts.
Probably Google existing provision to this lack of protocol XMPP studying another similar safest and made their own, hoping that soon there are improvements of the service Hangouts itself and the possibility to send and receive SMS also, as perhaps the most users want . Surely there will be many new features on the front Hangouts , either because the service and the same application are very immature, and because now I will have to compensate for the lack of prodotolloXMPP.
Some already say that Google is working on a sort of watermark for conversations, which would allow to know not only if a contact is writing but also what is writing at that precise moment. We’ll see how the situation will evolve and, of course, as always, be the first to know all the new information.