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The IFTTT site has a GTalk channel.

Is that the same as Hangouts?

In the GMail web page, we only have Hangouts, not chat.

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No, it's not the same as Hangouts. Gtalk is more or less replaced by Hangouts. The IFTTT channel was quite limited in any case, but it won't work with Hangouts at all.

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    IFTTT will remove the Google Talk Channel: "On March 21, all Recipes that use the Google Talk Channel will be removed. As Google Talk has transitioned to Hangouts, the Channel has become less relevant." – Michel de Ruiter Mar 18 '14 at 15:10
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It's true that IFTTT's GTalk channel doesn't work with Hangouts, but I found a similar service, Zapier, that does.

It's geared more towards business users, so the connected services include more service apps and less social media, and the free version is limited to 5 recepies (or Zaps), but it's something.

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