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This article was published on October 24, 2016

Bring back Google Hangouts’ floating chat windows in Chrome

Bring back Google Hangouts’ floating chat windows in Chrome
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Google Hangouts has never been perfect, but its previous form, as a browser extension that let you chat in floating windows, was pretty neat.

Of course, we can’t ever have nice things for long. Last month, Google began rolling out a single-window interface for the extension that’s a little more straightforward, but not nearly as flexible. But if you want the old floating chats back, there’s now a way, thanks to developers Patricia Mayo Tejedor and Sandoche Adittane.

The duo has made the old Chrome extension available on GitHub so you can install it on your browser in just a few easy steps. All you really need to do is download an unzip it on your desktop, enable developer mode in Chrome, load up the new folder and voilà – floating Hangouts windows are back!

Grab the extension and find easy-to-follow instructions in this GitHub repository.

Via Lifehacker

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