who wrote this? the old hangouts ran when the browser was closed. This update is actually a downgrade because now I can't talk to multiple people in separate windows at the bottom of the screen. I didn't use the chrome desktop app because the extension used to be better, now they made the desktop app an extension and it sucks.
Is there a way of removing the update? I need to be able to minimize and and I like it pinned to the toolbar. Having to open it in full screen is undesirable - everyone can see it on your computer screen, I like to have the chat open on the side so I can quickly minimize it.
You can SMS from it. Start a new conversation and then click on the phone button. It will show your contacts and when you hover over them you will see the sms button. You can also click on the pop out button to have several conversation windows at the same time if you like. It actually functions pretty much the same as it's predecessor.
It doesn't work at all like this, whenever I close the browser this closes too. I hate this update. The android app is bad enough, now this.
I don't like this because I liked having the individual Hangout windows pinned to the bottom of my screen, now I have a whole separate window, not really making it easier to go in and out of the individual conversation and other programs.