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I have been using my MacBook Air full time now for a little over a month. Most things have been working very well with one exception, Google Hangouts.
- Jan 08, 2014 Go to Hangout settings. In the right side of the browser address bar, click on the 'camera icon' next to the Add to fav 'star' icon. Select the option1, as in the attached screenshot. Close Hangouts and start FaceTime camera. Start Google Hangouts again, now you can close the FaceTime camera.
- Start Google Hangouts. Go to Hangout settings. In the right side of the browser address bar, click on the 'camera icon' next to the Add to fav 'star' icon. Select the option1, as in the attached screenshot. Close Hangouts and start FaceTime camera. Start Google Hangouts again, now you can close the FaceTime camera.
- Here's how to do that via the desktop or mobile version of Google Hangouts. Check out the products mentioned in this article: MacBook Pro (From $1,299.99 at Best Buy).
I only use Hangouts to chat with a few friends but it’s a great service with one giant catch, you have to run Chrome. Well newsflash, Chrome on a 2011 MacBook Air is a resource hog. I switched to using Safari and gained over an hour of battery life, no joke. So with that I was on the search for the best stand alone Hangout’s app on Mac. Long story short, there isn’t one. Google never released a real Hangouts API so there are no app’s besides the ones they wrote which limits you to a Chrome extension on desktop.
Option 1 – Adium
I used Adium way back in the AIM day’s and remembered that it had Jabber/Google Talk support. Sure enough after downloading and setting it up it was working like a charm for basic messaging. But the real power of Hangouts is the auto syncing that it does when you chat on one device and come back to your main one. Since there is no API Adium can’t support this. So while it’s a good basic option I went searching for another option.
Option 2 – Fluid App
I did some searching and noticed that people were making a standalone Hangouts app based on Fluid. Seemed easy enough and made sense so I gave it a shot. Making the app was simple but when it started running there were rendering issues and I wasn’t able to see my friends list or chats. Bust.
Option 3 – Stand Alone Chrome
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So back to doing some more searching and I stumble across this site. It contains a script that makes a copy of Chrome, gives it a custom name and icon and only turns on the bare minimum to get pages rending and working. I set it up and it seemed to work perfectly. When you look at Activity Monitor you see the process that is running as Chrome but it doesn’t seem to be hogging memory and CPU cycles like the full app does.
Google Hangouts For Macbook
Editor's note: Google Hangouts Meet is available only on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. You can try one of Mac alternatives: Zoom or Skype.
Google Hangouts for Mac is a direct messaging and videoconferencing app that allows you to keep in touch with your friends at any time and from anywhere. From instant chatting to group conversations and video calls, Hangouts Meet supports different forms of e-communication and features a more convenient user experience.
Instant messaging and group chats
Use Google Hangouts Meet to connect with your friends at different locations all over the globe. Turn your chatting into a more interactive and emotional experience by sharing photos, emojis, stickers, and animated GIFs right in conversations. Join group chats for up to 150 people and communicate with all your friends instantly.
With Google Hangouts app for Mac, you can meet your friends face to face without extra costs for traveling. Enjoy free and easy-to-join video calls with one person or a group with up to 10 participants. Forget about headaches of joining video conferences - now you can hop on a call by following a shared link.
Deeply integrated with G Suite
Download Google Hangouts for Mac to bring your online communication to a new efficiency level. Completely integrated with G Suite, the app allows you to upload items from Drive right into a chat and collaborate on different types of Google documents. Drive bot sends you notifications when files are shared with you, comments are made, and when somebody requests to access your files.
You can see what you have shared in previous conversations or switch a chat history off to only see your latest messages for a short time. All your messages and files are saved online and accessible from different cross-synced devices.
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Note: You can call Hangout users for free. The mobile carrier and ISP charges may apply for other calls.