Video chat, Hangouts, or Call Phones on Windows 8

The Windows 8-style UI doesn’t allow web browsers to use plugins. This means that features like, Google+ Hangouts, Call Phone in Gmail, and computer-to computer voice and video chat, that use the Hangouts plugin, won’t work in the Windows 8-Style UI.

However, you can still use Hangouts, Call Phone, and Voice and Video chat by switching from the Windows 8-style UI to Desktop mode.

If you don’t have the Hangouts plugin installed you can download it here.

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