Google finally launched a standalone website for Hangouts, a messaging platform to send instant messages, make voice and video calls. From brand new Hangouts web hangouts.google.com, users can use the service without having to log in to Gmail, Google+ or the Google Chrome Hangouts extension.
Google has been revamping its messaging service from the last couple of months and Hangouts has received a lot of attention. Last week the search engine giant released Hangout 4.0 for Android users, updated with Material Design which is more responsive – and making your app experience much easier.
Jordanna Chord in a Google post announced that “We are launching another way to use Hangouts today. 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.”
New Hangout website is compatible for every web browsers – you can to sign in to your hangouts profile with your email id. With the latest feature you can open multiple conversations at once; and can add up to 100 people in a group chat – that supports photos, maps, stickers, GIFs, and emoji. You can also make voice calls but for video calls, you can add up to 10 peoples in a call. The application also supports to sync your Google Hangouts chats in multiple mobile devices so you can continue your conversations on the Hangouts Android, iOS and web applications.
Social media websites are constantly improving messaging services. Google’s move to launch a dedicated website is much related to Facebook’s Messenger service which Facebook launched in April. In a similar move Twitter last week removed the 140 character limit for its Direct Messages to encourage its users to get most of the private messaging service.
Like the earlier version, you can share your screen during ongoing calls with your friends with a new look and feel. As you don’t have to keep your inbox open in the background it’s definitely going to be a much easier way to use the service for people who aren’t always inside of Gmail.