Got Google IM?

Do you want to use Google’s new IM service that is going to be announced tomorrow??

Or download Google’s own application here:

Well there are the instructions everyone. Enjoy!

Google IM
You have to use an address to login from now on.

Username: youremail@
Password: yourpassword

Note: If you can’t login, try to turn off ‘Secure Messaging’ or ‘Encryption’… etc.

— TRILLIAN USERS: Someone just told me that they got it working with Trillian, but I can’t verify this. Just go to Trillian’s plugin page on their site and download the Jabber plug-in, install it, and configure a new connection as below:
“server :
port : 5222
Use legact SSL for connection : not checked”

How to set it up with GAIM on Windows/Linux, or Adium on the Mac:
— For iChat, just enter the information above.
1. Add an account, select “Jabber” as the protocol.
2. Your screen name is everything before the ‘’.
3. Server is ‘’.
4. Click “show more options” and make sure “use TLS if available” is checked. Leave “Force old SSL” and “allow plaintext…” unchecked for now. Connection port should be 5222, connection server should be ‘’ without the quotes.
5. Ta-da! Just login and you should be good-to-go.

Matt Luria