Always stay connected with the new desktop app for Hangouts.
Hangouts gives you more ways to talk with chat, video and voice calls, all for free. The new Hangouts Chrome app brings all you love about Hangouts to your computer running Chrome OS or Windows and lets you stay connected with friends no matter what device they’re on.
What’s new in the Hangouts Chrome app:
-- Native app experience. Hangouts runs in the background and notifies you of new messages and incoming calls with animated notifications. Launch Hangouts from the Start menu, have it pinned on your taskbar and switch apps using Alt+Tab.
-- Always-on-top avatars. Your friends’ avatars animate on your screen and stay on top so you never miss an important message.
-- Auto-minimizing chat windows. Chat windows auto minimize when you’re inactive to avoid cluttering your screen.
-- Message previews. Hover over any avatar to get a peek at the most recent message.
-- Drag and drop. Position the app anywhere on your screen, including multi-monitor configurations. You can also pop out important conversations and pin them to your desktop.
-- Keyboard Shortcuts. Navigate between chats quickly using your favorite Chrome shortcuts.
-- Google Voice support. Connect your Google Voice account to make calls, send and receive SMS, and access your voicemail.
Learn more about Hangouts:
Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, video and voice calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices.
-- Group conversations are better than ever. Send photos or emoji, see when people are engaged in the Hangout and message friends anytime, even if they're not connected right now.
-- Video calls make Hangouts more fun. Turn any conversation into a video call with up to 10 friends.
-- All your friends can use Hangouts. Hangouts works on computers, Android and Apple devices, so you can connect with everyone.
More Hangouts awesomeness:
-- Use Hangouts as you move from tab to tab in Chrome, or even without a Chrome window open.
-- View and continue your Hangouts across devices.
-- Get notifications just once. After you see an alert, it’ll be removed on other devices.
-- Snooze your notifications if you’d prefer to respond later.
-- See what you talked about in the past, including shared photos and your video call history.
-- Keep a record of any Hangout for just a short period of time by turning history off.
-- View collections of photos shared from each of your Hangouts.
-- Choose from over 850 emoji to express what’s on your mind.