Chat for Hangouts is the best Mac desktop client for Google Hangouts by far. It supports Hangouts messages, free video calls, photo sharing, sending emojis & stickers, and many more other features. Now you can chat outside of web browsers and keep Chrome closed the entire time!
Features ONLY in Chat for Hangouts:
• Polished Mac style user interface.
• Message notifications in Desktop, Dock & Menu bar (you can disable any or all of them).
• Do not disturb mode: disable all notifications.
• Custom hotkey to enable/disable “Don’t disturb mode”.
• Show total number unread message count in Dock icon.
• Show new unread message alert in menu bar.
• Option to show/hide the Dock icon (runs seamlessly in the background).
• Option to show/hide the menu bar icon.
• Custom hotkey to open/hide the window whenever you want.
• Option to automatically launch the app at login.
• Standalone Native Mac App (No need to open web browser to send messages. And unlike the Chrome App, it works outside of Chrome, so you don't have to keep Chrome running in the back the whole time).
• Optimized minimal memory & CPU consumption.
Other essential features:
• Seamless Integration with your Mac workflow.
• Message friends anytime you want, even if they're offline.
• Free video calls supported.
• Turn any conversation into a free private/group video call.
• Group conversations fully supported.
• Turn any conversation into a group conversation.
• Receive Hangouts voice calls.
• Use drag and drop to send photos.
• Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers, and more.
• Instantly search & find new contacts.
• Load & preserve all chat history.
• Various settings for app preferences and your Hangouts account.
• More exiting features for you to discover.
Chat for Hangouts is the best Mac client for Google Hangouts and makes everything much better & easier. You’re definitely gonna love it if you want to use Google Hangouts on your Mac!
If you wish to contact the developer for technical assistance, feature requests, or other matters, please send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org . I’m here to help.
Chat for Hangouts is a third party App. The app and developer are NOT sponsored by or affiliated with Google Inc. in any way.
Fixed the problem that the conversation wouldn't show up properly.
Ratings and Reviews
Does not work at all, wasted $5
Don't buy this, it sounds like just what I wanted, but doesn't work at all. It complains about the Google Talk plugin not being installed, but it is, and works in Safari and Chrome. Clicking the Settings button doesn't even open a settings page, it just stays on the calls view. Completely broken rubbish.
Video call doesn’t work
Hello I have had this app for a week I tried to video call with a friend but it wouldn’t work. Also I have had the app on my phone for years but it seems the only thing on the app is the video not the sound. If any figured out how can get the video call work I much appreciate the help.
Cool idea but with many bugs
When searching a contact can’t select them to send a message, some times freezes and must close and reopen,Settings button doesn’t work
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.