Hangouts for Pc

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Last Updated: 2018-08-22
  • Current version: 23.0.0
  • File size: 125.39 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Hangouts on your Windows PC

Download Hangouts for Windows: Hangouts is an Social Networking App, developed by Google, Inc.. The Social Networking App was officially released 2013-05-15. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google, Inc., with the latest current version being 23.0.0 which was officially released on 2018-08-22. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 50,829 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using Hangouts on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Hangouts on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Hangouts for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Hangouts in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Hangouts application icon. A window of Hangouts will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Hangouts icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Hangouts

Developer Description

Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. Say more with photos, stickers, and emoji. • Include all your friends with group chats for up to 150 people. • Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs. • Easily share your current location to any conversation with Maps integration. • Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 friends. • Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!). • Connect your Google Voice account for phone number, SMS, and voicemail integration. • Keep in touch with friends across all your devices. • Message friends anytime, even if they're offline. • Manage mobile app remotely with Google Cloud. Note: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.

App Reviews

  • still needs some fine tuning..

    By mjc8459
    1- major fail : If in a large group, or small group really.. DO NOT INITIATE A GROUP VIDEO CHAT WITHOUT ASKING “ ARE YOU SURE “ !!!! same with a group phone call, do not initiate a group video or phone call without verification. I see it happen all the time in my large groups, accidental phone calls and accidental video chats, that has to stop. It is VERY embarrassing and unprofessional 2- needs improvement : different contacts and especially different groups need different alert sounds.. We need the ability of setting or changing the sounds made for different contacts . some of my chats I need to know IMMEDIATELY if a message comes thru, and some (during work hours) or when I am with clients, I don't need the same level of attention.. I DON’T WANT TO SHUT THEM COMPLETELY OUT OR LEAVE THE CHAT .. I simply want to adjust the alert or ringtone for that particular chat to something more subtle.. while on the other hand , if it is a message from someone that requires more urgent attention ... I want a message from that person to be IMPOSSIBLE to ignore.. Please, give me the choice. Please address these 2 issues.
  • Just a Humble Fool's Opinion

    By Jane Spindly
    This is good stuff. Good cheese. One of my relatively close acquaintances (friends) has a certain cellular device (phone) that charges for virtually cummunication (texting), so we use this to "talk" to each other. I'll admit it does crash once in a while, but you'll hop right back on the message express as if nothing has happened. However, there's a good chance that's my own fault for running it on an iPhone 4S. Now for the weird stuffs. The whole color of the app is very appealing to me, most likely because I love that specific shade of green. I also appreciate that I can still use my old emoticons with some of the app's own added to the lot. I must say I favor Mr. Spookman (the skeleton) very much. Overall, this app has never given me a valid reason to dislike it (it probably will someday, but nobody really cares anout my personal, inside-the-mind opinion, so just ignore that bit), so if you like doing the texting, get the app that does the good texting.
  • Never stop supporting it!!!

    By BlackRose0924
    I've been using Google Hangouts since 2013 as one of my main forms of communication. I've liked the interface for all the years I've used it and all of the improvements from sending multiple photos to sending your location to your friend(s), to even the animated emoji gumdrop gifs that you could send dubbed "stickers" (which are still cute as hell)! It's basically a triple threat app that needs to still be relevant if Google expects to compete with Apple in any way. It has FaceTime, Phone, and iMessage all in one and it's taken for granted every single day as it loses support for the newer apps like Allo and Duo. It's frustrating to see Allo and Duo catch on when they're two separate apps that can do what Hangouts has been doing for years. Keep it around, update it, don't let it die! Update: On iOS 11.0.3, it seems it’s having some issues with photos? Whenever I try to go to my photos directly inside the app and share a photo, it won’t let me. It’ll tell me to Cancel or Choose, and when I tap Choose, it slide over and shows the photo with no way to go back to typing or viewing my conversation. I have to forcibly close the app. Another issue would be that it won’t let me share my gifs via the share extension. It does allow me to share, but it freezes the gifs in place, making them a still. I hope you guys resolve this problem. It’s a great app that still deserves support.
  • Best Personal VoIP App Available

    By Ace Wylliams
    Google Hangouts running Google Voice is easily the best VoIP experience there is and it is FREE!! I highly recommend this app to anyone looking for a separate VoIP number or anyone looking to run multiple numbers from their phone. Hangouts also handles SMS very nicely. I highly recommend this app to everyone. My only grievance is that when starting a new conversation I wish there was a way to disable the option to create the message group as a Hangouts message mms. Nobody I know message people through Hangouts messaging and to have it start as the first option when creating a new message or group is very annoying. Everyone uses SMS texting. The ability to text and make VoIP phone calls is what sets this app apart from the others. I’d like to see it take more of a center stage in the message creation process.
  • Good for the most part except...

    By Grey's Mom
    Sometimes hangouts will just decide that they aren’t going to deliver any of my messages to a particular contact. And I cannot send messages to them on hangouts from my phone unless I delete the app and redownload it. It usually starts when I try to send the message when I don’t have great service. Instead of just holding onto it and sending it when I get in service, or showing “message send fail” it actually just says “sending....” into perpetuity. It never sends it. And it never marks as send fail. This has happened 3-4 times, and don’t understand why. It doesn’t change when I do a full restart of the phone. And yet, when I message the person from my desktop/gmail website, it not only sends, but the sent message appears on my hangouts app in real time. I just can’t respond from the app. Please fix this bug!
  • GREAT APP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Gmons $
    I have an iPhone, I always wanted a quick and easy way to communicate with my friends that don’t have an Apple devices. I did not want to you sms, and I do not have any social media. This is equivalent to iMessage and maybe even better! I love the way this app functions. I am a kid that likes easy and simple to use apps, and this is one of them. I love all the ways to have chats and all the multi person calls. This app is an amazing app to use for studying with your friends. It really is better than calling a bunch of people at different times, and even if I use one phone to do everyone, it is not as clear as google hangouts. I love this app and hope to see more like this in the near future. Thank you so much google 👍👍😀😀😃😄😁😜😜😉😁😁
  • Please add video messages capability!

    By Xsimsssss
    This app has definitely come a long way from when it was still Google Voice. I'm glad picture/gif messages are finally allowed but now the app just needs to be stepped up just a bit more and allow to send/receive video messages. On more than one occasion, I find out later someone has sent me a video but I didn't even get an error message acknowledging any message was attempted so I wasn't aware. Please add video soon. Or even just email us the video! Everything loads so slowly if it ever gets through. Sometimes, I get repeated messages twice in a row. And other times messages are lagged or out of order and don't appear until I manually exit and enter the app again. I have to do that to refresh the app it seems. Currently, it won’t let me send any messages. It keeps saying “Failed to send. Touch to retry.” So I can’t even use the app to send out anything for hours now.
  • Great app, worth checking out.

    By SparkZ7926
    This app has become very useful recently. I have and use apple devices, but for some reason, a lot of my friends use androids. I obviously can’t text them in Apple Messages, but this substitutes that. You can text, call and more with this app. I am not sponsored lol. Another feature is that it actually doesn’t require a phone number. You can sign into the app with your Gmail account, and it will ask for your phone number, but if you don’t want to, you can skip it and it won’t bug you. One thing that would be great to add would be the ability to edit the names of the people you text. It won’t change anything on anyone elses device, but some of my friends gmails aren’t their real names. This is why it gets four stars.
  • Awesomeness for work!

    By UTpharmer
    We use Google Suite in my businesses, and hangouts really makes life a lot easier. There’s a missing feature that I find kind of annoying though. I’m always logged in to my 4 different gmail accounts, but the account selector tiles in settings often display in a frustrating way. In my opinion, it should show you the current account that you have selected first, and then show you any account that have unread messages as the next account. Why? I find that I’m constant having to select an account just to make the tiles shift so I can select the account that has unread messages. This is only a problem for people with 4 or more accounts.
  • Works Well

    By S2DH
    It's been great having this to connect to my google voice number especially when I don't have any cell reception. Thanks so much to Google for fixing most of the freezing problem! My only pet peeve now is that the typing window sometimes doesn't resize properly, and sometimes I can't receive messages from a single person until I restart my phone. All in all a great app tho. Update: Everything is running smooth, and I'm switching countries so regularly this is my only permanent number which is awesome! I only wish that companies would stop blocking this number (Uber, etc.) as I have no other permanent number. That's totally on those companies though.