Now there’s another way. Not to be left behind, Google recently announced that it will also launch the official website of its own communication platform, Google Hangouts. From our new site you’ll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring image to get you through the day – Google.
The second announcement may excite you if you are an ardent user of Google Hangouts. With Hangouts becoming a product that extends to messages, phone calls, video conferences, and even the default SMS app on many Android devices, it really felt strange that its web presence seemed so neglected, and felt confined to just being a sidebar on other Google sites.
For “Video Call“, users just need to press the button, after which a popup appears seeking permission to access their webcam.
It’s a full-fledged Web client, with access to all the same features you’ve come to expect from the service, including voice and audio calls.
Google Hangouts has now a personal website. Today, all that changes, with a redesigned interface, and a dedicated homepage for Hangouts.
Phone Call displays your contacts on a white panel. The difference is that instead of having Hangouts conversations open with the Gmail inbox in the background or on top of social media posts on Google+, the standalone website of Hangouts provides users with a much cleaner interface with regularly changing images as the background of the website.
It is clear that with this new initiative Google tries to keep close to its users and make everything possible to facilitate their way to all the features they have developed. But if you can handle all the tabs, the new application is suitable for you. The app has been rebooted in iOS and Android to bring it up to par with updates on Google’s Material Design.