Although Hangouts is the default IM app for Google account holders, some users still rely on services like Google Talk due to the lack of a standalone app for desktops. Even though Google launched the Hangouts app some time ago, it was only accessible through Google Chrome. But that changes today as Google has finally introduced a standalone Hangouts app for desktops which can work independently of the browser.
Users will have to download this app from the Chrome Web Store and make sure it’s saved as a desktop shortcut for easy access. Beyond this, it’s as easy as opening the app and you’re ready to go. Users will have to set up multiple profiles if they’re looking to sign in and out of different accounts.
But apart from this, the Hangouts app for your desktop does just what it’s supposed to and brings the convenience of having conversations floating one over the other for easy access. Since this is essentially a widget, users can easily rearrange it and place it practically anywhere on the desktop. Hit the link below for more details on how to install Hangouts on your desktop.
Source: Chrome Blog
Via: Talk Android