Google Hangouts video calls no longer require a Chrome plugin

Google Hangouts video calls no longer require a Chrome plugin

Google Hangouts video calls will soon be just a tad simpler in Chrome. In a Google+ post, software engineer Victoria Kirst announced that in Chrome you’ll no longer need to download and install a plugin.

“Just click to start the Hangout, allow Hangouts to use your camera and microphone, and you’ll be good to go,” she said.

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The update should be available now for users of the Chrome Dev and Canary channels; the public Chome release should follow “over the next few weeks,” according to Kirst. It’s a small improvement, but one that should make Hangouts just a little easier to use for newcomers.

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