Google Hangouts Chrome app update makes it useful on a Mac, good for every other platform too

Google Hangouts Chrome app update makes it useful on a Mac, good for every other platform too

Google’s given the Hangouts Chrome app a new lick of paint – implementing its Material Design aesthetic and bringing all your contacts together in a single window, with chats on the right. It’s a big improvement.

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Credit: TNW

The new simplified version will be particularly pleasing to people using Mac OS X, but as Google’s Hangouts product manager Mayur Kamat says, it’s also pretty hand for folk on Chrome OS, Linux and Windows.

If you’re not on OS X though, make sure to heed Kamat’s advice to switch off ‘transparent mode’ before using the app.

Google Hangouts [Chrome Store via Engadget]

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