Update 2, Sept. 27: Google is reporting that Google Talk issues have now bee resolved for all users.

Update, Sept. 27: Some users are continuing to experience issues with Google Talk services today. Google says it expects “a resolution for all users in the near future.”

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TechCrunch alerted us to an issue with Google Talk and Google Hangouts, which is rather alarmingly resulting in some messages being delivered to the wrong recipients.

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With multiple reports of this in a Google support forum and Twitter, and Google’s status page saying that the service is “not functioning correctly,” caution would be advised in the use of the service. Google says that it is working on a fix.

status The problem comes a day after Google updated its Hangouts for Android app.

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