Google has enabled the File Transfer in the chats in iGoogle and Orkut to share files among your Google contacts. Till now this feature has been available only in the Google Talk Desktop client. To use this feature, all you have is do is click the “Send a File”, under the “Actions” menu in your chat client and upload the file that you need to share (Photo, Document or any other file).
“File transfer is available in orkut and iGoogle only for now. We’re working on bringing it to Gmail as well, and we’ll keep you posted when that happens!” says Lizhen Wang, software engineer at Google. Till recently a person using Google Talk Desktop version was unable to share a file with a person using the web-based version of Google Talk. But now that is also possible. With more and more changes being incorporated and the launch of Google Buzz, Google might be taking the upper hand for the time being!