Chrome: Google has released an update to its Hangouts extension that gives it a bit of a new look alongside some new functionality.
The new version of the extension puts the design in line with the Android and iOS apps. It also makes it so the extension works more like a standalone app.
This means it will work when it's closed, and you can pin Hangouts to your Dock or taskbar. If you used the now-defunct Hangouts app, the extension seems like a solid replacement. You can snag the update now.