Hangouts

Hangouts 2015.1204.418.1

Google's platform for instant messaging and videoconferencing

Hangouts is the instant messaging and videoconferencing service from Google. It can be accessed through Google+, Gmail and mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as from a Chrome extension that lets you chat with your contacts directly from the Windows desktop.

PROS

  • Simple and minimalist interface
  • Video calls to multiple people
  • Apps available during video calls

CONS

  • No audio calls
  • Chrome must always be open

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