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October 9, 2014

Chatting just got easy with Google’s Hangouts for Chrome app

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If like me you use Hangouts to keep in touch with your friends on your mobile device then you will be happy to know the Google has made desktop chatting just as easy with the Hangouts Chrome app. The app makes everything “simpler and faster” by offering a condensed list of contacts and convos in a single window with alerts that allow you to quickly see who is saying what.

Another great aspect is that its tucked to the side and separate from your Chrome browser meaning no interruptions. As you would expect conversations will sync across your devices along as the app is running and voice/video calling is also included. The new app is available now from the Chrome Web Store on both Chrome OS and Windows machines. A full list of the apps features are below.

App Features

Keep the conversation going, without taking over your desktop. The app has a streamlined design that keeps your chats accessible without getting in the way of everything else. Your contact list and all your chats are condensed into one easy to toggle window. Also, you’ll get integrated notifications that alert you to new messages, so you can quickly find the conversation you’re looking for.
More app, less Chrome. It works outside of your browser so your chats are always available, not tucked away inside a window. You’ll get all your messages as long as you have the app running, and your chats will sync across Hangouts on all your devices.
Voice calling from your desktop. The app now has all the video and voice features you’re used to in Hangouts. We recently announced you can make phone calls to any number in the world (via Hangouts dialer) and now you can do this right from your desktop. If you use Google Voice, the app includes complete Google Voice support, so you can make and receive calls, and get your voicemails and SMS messages directly in Hangouts.

Source – Chrome Blog

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