In this way, it offers a service similar to the one that developments such as WhatsApp already have, and it manages not to lose the step in the competition that the “messaging” application has to offer – they no longer only offer this functionality – the most complete that exists. By the way, the new Google Hangouts work is fully compatible with the browsers most used today, such as Chrome and Firefox.
The interface, as you can see in the image below, is really intuitive and there is no doubt about the use that can be given to it. On the left side are the contacts you have and, when you press them, a conversation is started – which is shown with the usual screen at the bottom of the screen. The central part is clean and has three large buttons to use the different forms of contact that we have mentioned before (the background changes each time it is accessed). Also, at the top left is the drop-down menu and a quick shortcut to creating groups. Finally, at the top right are the user data and other Google services are accessed through the icon made up of nine small boxes.
Access the new service
To achieve this, you do not have to carry out any complicated process of registration or management of the Google account you have, since you simply have to access this link and you can start using the service (if you have one active in the browser, it will be with this one that you will access). Therefore all works in a very simple and innocuous way And, for example, it is not necessary to resort to QR codes to synchronize the devices where Google Hangouts is used (this is something that is very simple, by the way).
Yes, there are some details that should be improved, such as detecting if the page is open so that conversations do not jump to the one with the Gmail email, since notifications are duplicated and it can be somewhat cumbersome. But the truth is that the usefulness of the new Google Hangouts website is high and, the truth is that it increases the usefulness of the application. What do you think of the new addition that comes to compete with WhatsApp and Facebook?