Even though Hangouts is built into Google+ and Gmail to chat with friends, Google released a Chrome extension that allows connections to the chat service outside of those web sites.
The extension takes little space and lives in your notification bar. Persistent chat windows exist at the bottom of your screen and can be minimized when you aren't using them.
You can still send pictures and emojis using the extension. Hangouts is a perfect extension if you have a lot of friends using Google.
- Pros +
- Persistent windows
- Simple notifications
- Minimize when collapsed
- Cons -
- Still needs open Chrome browser
- Chat windows can cover desktop
- English, Spanish, German, French, Catalan, Chinese Simp, Chinese Trad, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Portuguese
- File size:
- 915 KB
- Google | More programs (172)
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Communication software > Instant Messaging
User rating:3 User reviews
Plus points i like : new emoji voice n video chat Negative points : Needs to open chrome ( unlike desktop gtalk ) signing problem ( needs to sign in into chrome in order to sign in into hangout, can't sign in separately in chrome and hangout with different account )
Hangouts has lots of glitches and is much slower than G-Talk