Google Launches a New Hangouts Chrome App

posted Oct 16, 2014, 10:08 AM by Jennifer Mruk   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 12:43 PM ]
Google's new Hangouts Chrome app has an updated User Interface that is available for Windows and Chrome OS platforms. The improvements include:
  • Streamlined design for accessible chats. Contact list and chats are now condensed into one window.
  • Works outside of your browser so your chats are always available. You will always get your messages as long as you have the app running.
  • Includes all video and voice features available in Hangouts. Google recently announced that users can make phone calls to any number in the world via the Hangouts dialer, which users can now do that right from their desktop. 
We expect to see this in the UMICH domain in the coming weeks. For more information, see A simpler, faster way to user Hangouts on your desktop