|"Messenger for Google™ Hangouts" is a Firefox and Opera extension that provides an easier method to access Google Hangouts inside a panel. Normally to access Google Hangouts you need to open it inside a tab, using this extension, you can easily access this service without the need to switch tabs which may distract you from your work. Note that the sole purpose of this extension is to provide a better experience to users of Hangouts and it is NOT THE INTENTION to mislead anyone to think this is the official Hangouts extension.|
- Easy access to the Google Hangout messenger inside a panel
- Use the panel for video and audio calls
- Get desktop notifications upon receiving a new message
- Enjoy over 850 emoji to express your feelings
How can I use this extension?
After installation, you will get a toolbar button which allows you to open the panel view. Once panel is loaded you get access to the official Hangouts. For usage please read Get started with Hangouts documentation.
What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
How does this extension work?
Basically, the extension loads the offical Google Hangouts webpage in a distraction free environment by removing all unnecessary blocks. You can consider it as a chat-alone window similar to the old Google Talk chat client.
Please note that this extension only loads the offical Hangouts inside a panel view. The content of the panel is provided by Google Hangouts. For terms and conditions please visit https://support.google.com/hangouts/?hl=en#topic=6386410.
How to add/remove the toolbar button in Firefox?
To add/remove the toolbar icon right-click on a free space in your Firefox toolbar and select "Customize...". Now you can drag and drop the button to a new position. For more information on how to customize your Firefox interface please visit a Comprehensive Guide to Firefox Customization.
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What's new in this version
Google Hangouts is a great add-on for your browser. It helps you with a lot of things including connecting with family and friends while you are easily browsing on the internet. Moreover it also brings a lot of conversations to life with emoji and photos. You can even video call for free.
Previously known as Google Talk, Google Hangouts is a better version of Google Talk. You can carry out group conversations using the add-on with ease. It also allows you to send emoji and photos when the people are engaged in the Hangout and message your friends anytime you need. While other chat platforms don't let you talk to your friends when you are not connected, Google Hangouts does. It lets you send off messages even if you are not connected. In addition you can also carry out video calls and make your hangouts all the more fun. You can turn any of the conversations in video call and add as many as 10 friends in the hangout. Since hangout is cross platform, all your friends can use it. Users can expect a very friendly and easy to use add-on with Google Hangouts. You can choose from more than 850 emoji to freely express yourself and view collection of photos that are shared from every Hangout.
Google Hangout is therefore an amazing add-on to have on your browser. It is user friendly and it lets you talk to your friends with utmost ease. Moreover, it has a lot of great features that are missing in other add-ons such as the ability to hold many conversations in one, using emojis to freely express anything that is on your mind, conduct video calls amongst various others. It is extremely easy to use and install and is a great method of communication.