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

Installing the Hangouts plug-in

Please make sure that you meet the technical requirements before installing the Hangouts plug-in.

The Hangouts plug-in 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 plug-in.
  2. Close 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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