Monday, December 30, 2013 - 23:48

Hangouts. Wasn't it supposed to be spam free?

Last time I checked there was no more federation with Talk to prevent spam. An obvious BS argument in the first place.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 20:04

No more federation at Google. It's all a nice gated community now. For our protection of course.

I already suspected the problem when I first had the misfortune to run into Hangouts a couple of days ago. That suspicion is official now. Talks federation with other servers is a matter of the past. Hangouts will not support it and thus all your non talk contacts will no longer be able to contact you. Or you them for that matter. Hangouts for now supports XMPP with Google only. So at least you can use another client for text only.