It was accurate and up to date at the time of publishing.
Not anymore; if you have a webcam and a microphone, you can now video chat with your friends directly from Gmail by installing this plugin.
The plugin works in all major browsers (I've tried it in the latest version of Firefox) and installs on all of them automatically.
From the little miscommunications that come from not being able to see your partner’s face to struggling to overcome the impossibility of physical intimacy to the panic that strikes when a call goes unanswered — they were all familiar problems.
So I couldn’t help but cry as I watched the movie while sitting next to my boyfriend who lives 2500 miles away from me.
See Google's video presentation of this new feature below.