Google this morning has unveiled a new Hangouts Chrome app for Windows and Chrome OS users. In a post on the official Chrome blog, the company described the app as a simpler and faster way to use Hangouts on your computer, while not intruding on other tasks and apps.
Google touts that the app works outside of the browser, so you have quick and easy access to them whether Chrome is open or not. The app also supports all the video and voice calling features you’re used to with Hangouts, including the ability to make voice calls and get SMS messages via Google Voice.
The app is available today for free.