Last month in Google Hangouts, Google announced that better group chat controls were now available on Android, iOS, and the web in order to make it a simpler and more consistent experience joining group chats with your team. In following this move towards consistency, on August 31, 2016, a new version of the Google Hangouts Chrome extension was made available to new users. The new experience brings together multiple chat windows into one and makes it easier to see more chat content.
Existing users of the Chrome extension are now able to opt into the new experience, which has functional parity with the current experience. Users have the option to remain on the current experience until October 17, 2016, at which point all users will be automatically updated to the new experience.
In order to make this a smooth transition, Google is updating the Google Hangouts Help Center articles with the latest changes, nested in the Hangouts Chrome desktop app section.
The Collaboration Services Team
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