How to start a Google Hangout from your desktop

You can answer Hangouts chats right from your desktop by installing the Hangouts desktop app. Now you won’t miss incoming chats and video calls if your Gmail window isn’t open or if your Chrome browser window is minimized.

To set up Hangouts:

  1. Go to the Hangouts desktop app.
  2. Click addtochrome.
  3. Click add.

To start a Hangout:

  1. Click Hangouts comment in your computer’s taskbar to launch Hangouts on your desktop.
  2. Click the Search search1 box and type people’s names
  3. Check the box next to each person you’d like to reach.
  4. When you’ve finished adding everyone, click message or videocall.

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