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Hangouts gives you more ways to talk with chat, video and voice calls, all for free. The new Hangouts Chrome app brings all you love about Hangouts to your computer running Chrome OS or Windows and lets you stay connected with friends no matter what device they’re on.
- Acts like an independiente program in Mac OS X
- New single window mode to consolidate all your chats
- Native app experience. Hangouts runs in the background and notifies you of new messages and incoming calls with animated notifications. Launch Hangouts from the Start menu, have it pinned on your taskbar and switch apps using Alt+Tab.
- Always-on-top avatars. Your friends’ avatars animate on your screen and stay on top so you never miss an important message.
- Auto-minimizing chat windows. Chat windows auto minimize when you’re inactive to avoid cluttering your screen.
- Message previews. Hover over any avatar to get a peek at the most recent message.
- Drag and drop. Position the app anywhere on your screen, including multi-monitor configurations. You can also pop out important conversations and pin them to your desktop.
- Keyboard Shortcuts. Navigate between chats quickly using your favorite Chrome shortcuts.
- Google Voice support. Connect your Google Voice account to make calls, send and receive SMS, and access your voicemail.
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