Chrome Can Now Handle Hangouts Without Plugin

Using the Web Real-Time Communication API (WebRTC) and Native Client (NaCl), Google has enabled Chrome to handle Hangouts without  a separate plugin. In the new set up, WebRTC will handle all the audio and video of Hangouts.

This will make it easier or first time users to get started. 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! said the team on Google Plus.

So, a few more weeks, and you all will have this new feature! (and fewer hangouts plugin related supported questions on Google Product Forums!)

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