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Google Chat will be replaced by Hangouts on June 26, 2017. Learn how to use Hangouts.

Installing the Hangouts plugin

Please make sure that you meet the technical requirements before installing the Hangouts plugin.

The Hangouts plugin is free and easy to install. After a few quick steps, you can talk with your friends face-to-face, anywhere in the world.

To install:

  1. Download the Hangouts plugin.
  2. Quit all open browser windows.
  3. Launch the downloaded file and follow the installation guide.

Should you encounter any difficulties, please see this article on installation errors.

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