Hangouts for Pc

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Last Updated: 2018-09-27
  • Current version: 24.0.0
  • File size: 130.12 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • 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 LLC. The Social Networking App was officially released 2013-05-15. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google LLC, with the latest current version being 24.0.0 which was officially released on 2018-09-27. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 53,435 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

  • 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.
  • Pretty cool.

    By Oodleade
    I’ve been using this app for three years now and it works pretty good. There are times when it glitches out (the screen freezes, the keyboard disappears, messages won’t send etc) but those glitches are less common now. When it comes to video chatting in large groups, sometimes it overloads it and everyone freezes but that can be fixed by everyone (except for one person) hanging up and re-joining. There was one time when the video chatting system barely worked but that was a while ago. Overall, it’s a really useful app for people who can’t afford phones or data because it can be used on almost any device. Half the time I forget I’m using an app and just feel like I’m texting instead. Oh, and the screen will show who is there in the chat with you, when a message was wrote, and if someone is typing or deleting something in a message. I always found that to be a fun and useful feature.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic App! Really Free WiF Calling

    By TransGuyBI
    Great App that solves my issues of changing cell carriers if needed. I always have this number which is always the same. Even if you are traveling you can receive your calls and texts because they send them to your email and u can retrieve them there. App gives you the option of receiving transcribed voicemail to your email which is a nice Bonus! This is one of the few WiFi Calling Apps that is Really Free. Messaging, photos, texting, group chats. It ties into your contacts seamlessly just like if you were using your cell phone phone to make a call. You can also Port a cell number you want to keep to your Google Acct so that you will Always have that number forever. We will be using our Google number as our home phone which we can answer via Laptop, Desktop, tablet etc. A free Home phone number that can be used at home or when out. Other apps do not do all of what this App does. And most WiFi calling Apps cost money, this does not ever. I have other messaging/ calling Apps that I use for sales or for filling out questionnaires. But I use this as my own forever real phone number where family and friends can reach me no matter if I switch carriers or if I am traveling. Highly recommended for a real phone & real messaging tool.
  • 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!
  • Beware the scam artist!!!!!!!!!

    By not alone again
    I met a man on “Ourtime” he talked for weeks wanted to make plans to get together, a real sweet talker ,He almost had me and he asked me to go to hang out so that we could talk privately so I did and then it progressed to can you send me an iTunes card with $100 what was for 500 at first then 100 then he had to go out of town for business got injured and attacked by someone went in the hospital he had everything stolen then he needed to send me money to my account to put into my checking account so that I could pay his bills for him the check came and I shredded it be careful ladies there are men out there who are ready to take advantage of you don’t put anyone’s money in your checking account they will stop payment and you’ll beCompletely responsible for what is left or not left
  • Great but one irritating problem..

    By Annonymous Oreo
    This app is very nice to communicate to people who don’t have numbers and only emails. There is an option to show if we are online or offline. Most of my contacts in Hangouts have that feature on. But, one person has two accounts synced to one email (Or one email synced to two accounts I think it’s both the same) and it NEVER gives me an accurate answer if she’s active or not. Sometimes, the icon of her profile picture fades and comes back repeatedly even with a chat bubble saying she’s typing, I don’t get a reply. And when I check, it says she’s active, I check AGAIN 20 minutes later.. it says she’s active! Then an hour later, it says she was active 2 hours ago. And I don’t understand why. I’m not saying that Hangouts is a bad app, I’m just saying they need to fix the inaccurate information.
  • 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.
  • Crashes and Ringtones

    By Tiny Poll
    I love hangouts! I’m 13 years old and I use it all the time to contact my friends. It is also helpful with gathering homework during the school year with friends. You don’t need a phone number to use it, just an email account. It has a nice layout, and YOU get to decide your profile pic. I also have iMessage, but I personally like hangouts better. One problem: hangouts doesn’t allow you to have different ringtones for different people, which is why sometimes I use iMessage more. Another problem: IT KEEPS CRASHING! I would be grateful if you could fix this. I’m writing this review because hangouts just crashed. Please consider adding ringtone choices and fixing the crashes. -Alexandra