Some of the important features of the App for Hangouts™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with App for Hangouts™.
In short, App for Hangouts™ is an easy way to check your Hangouts messages, plus, resize the popup to your desired choice.
5 Reasons to Use App for Hangouts™
Access Google Hangouts in a separate popup window with just one click!
Popup UI width and height are resizable.
Lite addon as when the popup is closed, there won’t be any background activities.
Clicking on the toolbar icon will open the new popup.
Available only for Firefox and Opera browsers.
For the business driven, Google came up with an option which could provide an edge to the digital world, over the brick and flashing – Google+. The connections this platform provided and the interactive tools made it possible for forward-moving companies to come up with strategies which could be the source of survival, revival and success in a competitive market. Moreover, to add the icing to the cake, Google+ also provided the businessmen with Google Hangouts, a chat system which is albeit with the possibility of chatting with almost 9 people, absolutely free. Google Hangouts has become one of the most used chat systems over the years and has been the sole reason of effective communication between businesses. By giving a new opportunity to people, to promote their businesses, Google Hangouts also offers nine people to video-chat at a time. This has solved many problems over the years, which were faced by small- as well as large-scale businesses. However, when it comes to opening a Google Hangouts chat while multitasking, it can become a nuisance. This is where Google™ Hangouts Panel addon can help you.
Google™ Hangouts Panel is a user-friendly addon, which helps people who what to easily view their Google Hangouts chat box while surfing the internet. This is a major stepping stone, especially for multitaskers, who need to work on different pages at a time, and at the same time chat with a potential client. Google Hangouts has helped strengthen the inner communication system of a business, providing a strong bond between the hierarchies. With this addon added to your browser, you can get a badge icon text notification for every incoming message; click on the UI panel of your browser, to access each chat easily. Above all, the Google™ Hangouts Panel addon can help in accessing all Google Hangouts features with just one click. We would recommend this addon to everyone, especially entrepreneurs who are looking for an easier and effective in-business chat systems for their firms.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is App for Hangouts™?
App for Hangouts™ (formerly named Google™ Hangouts Panel) is an addon to access Google Hangouts from the browser toolbar. Accessing the popup is very easy; just click on the toolbar-icon to open the separate popup. Please note that, it may take few seconds before the popup fully loads, so please be patient when you click on the toolbar icon for the first time, it will show a white/black screen for a few seconds and then the Hangouts screen will be visible. Please note that, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust. Please note that, this addon is thoroughly revised in version 0.1.9. It is now loading in a separate popup window as opposed to the toolbar popup UI and also is written with web-extensions API. Previously it was based on addon-sdk technology, but the new version is re-written based on WebExtensions which is more stable and a lot faster to load. Plus, it adds less burden to your browser because it completely clears off from the memory when you close it.
2. How to use App for Hangouts™?
Usage is very simple. After install, just open the UI by clicking on the toolbar icon. Once the popup is open, you will have access to all Hangouts features right away. Note, if you are not logged in to your hangouts page, you will be redirected to the login page in the popup. Alternatively, you can open hangouts in a new tab and login from there.
3. How can I download the source code for App for Hangouts™?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How to resize the popup?
In order to resize the popup, simply do it by dragging one side. Note that all changes are automatically saved to the memory. Next time you load the popup, it will be open with the new size.
5. Can I login to more than one Google account?
No, Hangouts only works if you are logged in only to one Google account.
6. How to uninstall App for Hangouts™ from your Firefox?
In order to uninstall App for Hangouts™ please go to Firefox/Opera --> addon tab --> find App for Hangouts™, then press on the uninstall/remove button.
7. How do I report bugs for App for Hangouts™?
In order to report Bugs for this addon, please fill the Bug report form in this page (bottom section). Please be as specific as possible when reporting Bugs, all these reports are forwarded to the addon author and corresponding fixes will be available in the next release of the extension.
8. Can I use Google Hangouts official page while using this addon?
Yes, using the Hangouts page does not interfere with this addon . There is also a button in the panel to help you open the Hangouts page at any time. To do so, simply open the panel UI and click on the Hangout icon from the left-side list. The Hangouts page will be open in a new Tab.
9. Why App for Hangouts™ is a lite addon?
App for Hangouts™ is designed to operate similar to Chrome Apps. In other words, it opens in a simple and stand-alone popup window (as opposed to the toolbar-popup or sidebar), and once closed, completely clears-off and will not have any further background activities. Having this behavior, it is considered a very lite addon and does not add any additional burden to your browser.
10. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
No, currently this addon is not available for mobile browsers. Only desktop version for Firefox and Opera are supported.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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