Posted on April 20, 2013 6:30 am

Google Reinstates Federated Jabber/XMPP Instant Messaging

from the credit-where-credit-is-due dept.

A few weeks ago the FSF reported that Google had started blocking invites sent from non-Google Jabber servers. This was done as a crude anti-spam measure. Google have since rolled out proper anti-spam filtering for its Jabber service, and has removed the invite block. This was announced a few days ago in a public mailing list post. This means that users of all Jabber servers will once again be able to fully communicate with Google users.