Screenshots of what appears to be the web interface of Google Babel have leaked. Much has already been said about Google’s rumored unified messaging service. Previously dubbed “Babble”, the service will be a cross platform chat service. Google has still not commented on the existence of the new service, but these leaked screenshots are fairly convincing.
It is evident from the screenshots that the new Gmail Chat tool has a threaded messaging layout with image thumbnails. This replaces the conventional text based layout. Google+ will be built in to Babel and to send photos through it, users will have to link their Google+ accounts. Many new emoticons are also seen in these leaked screenshots. The source claims that Babel unifies Google’s communication services, whereas inside Gmail, Babel is merely a new design of the chat interface. On the face of it, these leaked Babel web interface screenshots look legitimate, though we can never be too certain until an official announcement is made. Nevertheless, you can check out all of the leaked screenshots in the gallery that has been posted down below.