Hangouts for PC

Written by Google LLC

  • Release date: 2019-04-01
  • Current version: 26.0.0
  • File size: 139.30 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Macintosh OS

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Download and install Hangouts on your Laptop or Desktop computer

4 Rating: 4 - 61,996 votes

If you want to install and use the Hangouts app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Hangouts in the search bar and press Search. Click on Hangouts application icon. A window of Hangouts on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use this app for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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Hangouts Software Features and Description

Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group. Say more with photos, stickers, and emoji. • Include all your friends with group chats for up to 150 people. • Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs. • Easily share your current location to any conversation with Maps integration. • Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 friends. • Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!). • Connect your Google Voice account for phone number, SMS, and voicemail integration. • Keep in touch with friends across all your devices. • Message friends anytime, even if they're offline. • Manage mobile app remotely with Google Cloud. Note: Mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.

Top Reviews

  • Pretty cool.

    By Oodleade
    I’ve been using this app for three years now and it works pretty good. There are times when it glitches out (the screen freezes, the keyboard disappears, messages won’t send etc) but those glitches are less common now. When it comes to video chatting in large groups, sometimes it overloads it and everyone freezes but that can be fixed by everyone (except for one person) hanging up and re-joining. There was one time when the video chatting system barely worked but that was a while ago. Overall, it’s a really useful app for people who can’t afford phones or data because it can be used on almost any device. Half the time I forget I’m using an app and just feel like I’m texting instead. Oh, and the screen will show who is there in the chat with you, when a message was wrote, and if someone is typing or deleting something in a message. I always found that to be a fun and useful feature.
  • Love it

    By EmmaMarie23
    I’ve been using hangouts for about five years now and I love it. It for sure works better on Samsung or LG products than I phone products, but there isn’t a huge difference. Sometimes it just takes a little longer to load. I like that I’m able to use it on my phone and on my laptop. I love pretty much everything about it except the new emojis. The new emojis are scary looking, I prefer the old ones. I’ve made new friends through this outlet. I even eventually met my boyfriend through this huge group chat I had started with people I knew. Those people added some people they knew and I just remember laughing a lot. I’m also able to keep in touch with a friend I met from Switzerland. My whole immediate family uses it too, we have a family group chat! If the app creators are ever looking to improve it though, they should revert back to the old emojis and maybe add some gifs. I highly recommend this app!
  • Upgrade this app

    By beauty and the beast update
    Google hangout/google voice app should be a separate entity on it own,I like the idea it’s works perfectly but I don’t like the fact that it’s not reading google contact on it own except it’s synchronizes with phone contact. Google voice and hangout should be a soft phone, of which performs exactly all the functions of a mobile phone service (softly) but only needs a hardware (mobile phone) to run its application! I hereby suggest that developer of this app (Google inc) upgrade these apps to a soft phone which includes the following functions without facing off the beautiful existing functions ADDITION OF THESE NEW FUNCTIONS: 1. Saving new contacts to google contact directly or phone contact Incase of exception 2.ability to read google contact on its own without phone contact been synchronize (exception may be included) depending on consumers choice. 3. Ability send and receive voice note and video messages via google voice sms 4.ability to call and receive calls using google voice app without using the linked number “as it works on hangout” because “calling and receiving call using google voice app tends to fail when the linked number is switched off” I believe the addition of these 4 features will make google voice work perfectly without needing features of the hardware phone except in the case of using a mobile phone (hardware) to run the google voice soft phone. Thanks
  • Best App!

    By RutHenry
    I absolutely love using Google Hangouts! Since 2016, I’ve been using this app and have gotten countless peers to download and use it as well! As a university student, it has allowed me to effectively communicate with the many groups I’ve had to work with throughout the semesters. It makes group meetings a breeze, as you can track who is in the conversation, it eliminates the need for keeping minutes as the conversations are saved in their entirety until you decide to leave the group chat, and the voice and video call features are easy to use. I love that you can participate with only voice in the video option! Overall, Google Hangouts is by far my number one chat app! If you don’t have it, or think “Yeah okay, it’s just like messenger, or all the rest,” you’re wrong! You should definitely download and use this app regularly!! I’d give it 10 stars if I could!

Software Reviews

  • Attaching multiple photos to messaging

    By Mike*laury
    Right now you can attach multiple photos of RECENT pictures but when it comes to scrolling historical photos in the distant past and scrolling through albums this is a mission. I wish there was a fix for attaching multiple photos to messages and selecting them from albums. This would make the app perfect.
  • Thank you

    By panda lover Alyssa
    Thank you for making this
  • The call I was in was fantastic!!!!!!!!

    By 2847373635161
    Not only was the Legends of the Caribbean gameplay (shown through my camera) exceptional with little to no lag, there was no lag at all when talking to others! The texting chat functions is also stupendous! The only problem I have sometimes with this app is it crashes when 7 people are texting at once. But generally this app is amazing and I would recommend it to all other Fortnite gamers!!!!
  • Great app

    By adam michele
    Love the share location function!
  • Love it!

    By JSpiderTTS
    Amazing. Perfect for video calling and messaging, which both work brilliantly. If you have a voice number you can dial any number using the hangouts dialed, and I am a fan of this feature. The app itself is amazing, and I think google has reached the sky with this one!
  • Love it

    By Emma pachi
    I started using it and I fell in love with it
  • I love it

    By MommyK88
    OK most people think that Apple it’s much better than Google hangouts. That’s wrong because guess what you can actually facetime with more than five people at once. So you can have a huge FaceTime as a Group and it actually works and apple is horrible trying to FaceTime a whole group .when I tried FaceTime ing only two friends at the same time it wouldn’t let me talk to any of them and it didn’t even show their faces which I thought was just horrible. I say Google hangouts is much better than Apple because you can send on any Internet even if it’s a locked Internet or unsecured Internet you can still send but Apple you cannot. so I give it a big old fat five
  • If only...

    By DabidTodd
    Haven’t had this for long but, wish that it kept making text recurved sounds when you still have the app open...
  • Add notification tone selection

    By charli vilcher
    Great way to chat with the people in your circle but they need to have a better notification tone
  • You will get spammed constantly

    By ShockTroopE
    You will constantly get spammed with sex ads Installed to chat with friend but get more dang sex ads and can’t shut it off or block them