Typically when you share an article with your friends it’s hard to continue the conversation unless they comment on Facebook or reply on Twitter. With the Point Chrome extension,you can take that conversation right into the article.

0730 point 220x152 The Point Chrome extension will let you share and chat within articlesThe Point Chrome extension, available for free, gives you the ability to share an article with friends and chat within the article page in real time. Plus, you can highlight portions of the article and share it in the chat window.

Once the extension is installed, you can sign in with your Facebook or Google+ account and invite friends to share articles and chat with. But once they join, the conversations are in the Point network. In other words, it’s not using Google Hangouts or Facebook Messenger for conversations.

To share an article and start chatting, just type @ while on an site and the chat window will appear. It’s not just articles — the extension works on any page. So go ahead and start chatting about that weird Reddit thread you found.

Point says that mobile versions of its service is in the works. Until then, have fun chatting with your friends on pretty much any site page.

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