Great news! Hangouts will no longer require a plugin on chrome.
Originally shared by Victoria Kirst
Hey friends! I’m so excited to finally share with you what I and many others have been working on tirelessly to release:
Hangouts in an instant: Video chat without downloading a plugin
Starting today, we’re rolling out an update that makes it easier than ever to start Hangouts video calls with your family and friends! You’ll now be able to launch Hangouts in Chrome without having to download and install a plugin. Just click to start the Hangout, allow Hangouts to use your camera and microphone, and you’ll be good to go!
This update is now available for all Chrome Dev and Canary users, and will be rolling out to all Chrome users over the next few weeks. If you’ve been meaning to connect face to face with your loved ones near and far, give it a try and get going with just a few clicks!