previous version was good as compared to the new version.
Please anyone suggest me if chrome has any extension which is similar to the previous version
"Like... who even uses this dead service (also a Google service) when better services like whatsapp/skype exist?"
Have you perhaps considered that people use different programs / apps and it's about personal choice?
I do use it, Sir. And I think is way superior to Whatsapp or Skype
Like... who even uses this dead service (also a Google service) when better services like whatsapp/skype exist?
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2016Is there a way of removing the update? I need to be able to minimize and and I like it pinned... moreIf you go to options then general, there's an option called "use dense roster" it'll help hide the conversation on the left side of the app/extension but not the entire thread if you select one.
MikeyJSteele, 10 Sep 2016This is identical to the Hangouts 'app' which has been available from the Chrome web store for... moreYup,
the difference is that hangout App need you to have 'Chrome login',
while hangout Extension only need 'Google login'.
Hence I never use hangout app, just hangout extension is enough.
no i dont like old version , can any one help me how i get old setting .
phonybazelia, 10 Sep 2016Exactly what I was gonna say, I have both installed and this looks and feels more like the des... moreYep, it seems like they've just annoyed a whole of people for no good reasaon
"Unlike the previous extension that only worked when the browser was open and looked like the pop-up windows in Gmail, the new one runs even when the browser is closed, in its own separate window." Umm, I'm pretty sure it worked in the background before, separate window app interface can suck it!
MikeyJSteele, 10 Sep 2016This is identical to the Hangouts 'app' which has been available from the Chrome web store for... moreExactly what I was gonna say, I have both installed and this looks and feels more like the desktop app than the Chrome extension we're used to.
This is identical to the Hangouts 'app' which has been available from the Chrome web store for ages.
i hate it . please give me update back which in form of chat windows at bottom
WTF?, 09 Sep 2016I agree Dan....I loved having it pinned at the bottom of my computer....this is ridicI agree, they need to bring back the tabs. This is a very poor update.
Grahame, 09 Sep 2016I find hangouts to be super powerful. I can search all my voice mail transcriptions, texts, I... moreIDK. I like it the way it is currently. I have too many conversations going at once, and too many other windows/tabs open to even want to sift through them to find the one I need. It's fine if I can still pop the conversations out and have them lined up along the bottom, but for me, if I'm on chats, I'm also in my browser, so it's not doing me any harm by having to have the browser open to run it. I like the functionality - it's why I got the extension in the first place. It allowed me to have multiple chats going at the same time without having to close one to get to the other, and it allowed me to get out of my email, which wastes a tab when I've already got, at minimum, 18 tabs/windows of stuff up and running. (20 right now, and only because I just closed something a few minutes ago.) I like that the chat windows are snuggled in on the bottom of the desktop and the headings turn green and shift up so you know when someone has commented in the chat. Just my thoughts, anyway. We're all different, but like I said - it was the reason I got the extension in the first place. And now it's being taken away. I don't notice most changes, and wouldn't know about them if not for being told about them. But this one is a huge difference in functionality.
Dan, 09 Sep 2016I don't like this because I liked having the individual Hangout windows pinned to the bottom o... moreI agree Dan....I loved having it pinned at the bottom of my computer....this is ridic
I find hangouts to be super powerful. I can search all my voice mail transcriptions, texts, IMs, and emails from one search box. Not everybody needs this level of organization but for those of us who do hangouts is absolutely amazing.
Renee0121, 09 Sep 2016It doesn't work at all like this, whenever I close the browser this closes too. I hate this up... moreI agree that it is a little "clunky," but to keep it running at all times, you'll just need to set Chrome to run in the background and at startup. Hopefully this helps :)
Run Chrome in background: http://superuser.com/questions/984062/get-google-chrome-to-run-in-the-background-again-on-windows-10
Run Chrome on Startup: http://superuser.com/questions/983336/automatic-chrome-opening-on-session-start-windows-10
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2016Shame you cant SMS from it You can if you formerly had a Google Voice account. I use hangouts exclusively for texting. Even use the wifi dailer as well.
I think the desktop application is fine as is...a bit wary of this update.