Windows/Mac/Linux: If you want a desktop version of Google Hangouts, you have plenty of options, including an official option from Google, but the Google route doesn't work super well and requires Chrome to run. YakYak is a desktop client for Hangouts that works like a regular desktop app. On a basic level, YakYak is a very simple little desktop client for Hangouts that looks pretty much exactly like the Hangouts app from Google itself. However, in YakYak, you can choose from a variety of colour schemes, including a dark mode. You can also set up proper desktop notifications, and the app works without Chrome installed. If you're a fan of the basic utilitarian version of Google's Hangouts app but want slightly more control, YakYak's work a look.
YakYak Is A Desktop Client For Hangouts With A Dark Mode And Notification Options
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