Google Hangouts Chrome extension now available for download

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Have you been using Google’s newly-announced Hangouts? Previously known as Babel, the instant messaging service unites Google’s communication tools and offers a single solution with all the services’ features. It is also available for all main platforms, and now the Chrome extension is available!

google-hangouts-2We can definitely see Google’s effort to turn Chrome into a viable platform with extensions that work more like apps. Google Hangouts attaches above your browser and other windows, in the corner of the screen. This makes it seem like it is a completely separate program, not running on Chrome. It will be especially nice for Chromebook users who want to get a desktop-like experience from their web-based laptops.

You can now get it straight from the Chrome Web Store, so check it out for yourself! Are you enjoying Google Hangouts?



  • http://www.facebook.com/rkarolak Ryan Karolak

    This actually replaces the Google Chat/Talk extension. I had the Talk extension installed and it was automatically updated to this.