Chat for Hangouts - Message & Video Call

Developer: Deng Xin Bei

Current Version: 2.3.0

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 1 MB - Download


Chat for Hangouts is the best Mac desktop client for Google Hangouts by far. It supports Hangouts messages, free video calls, photo sharing, sending emojis & stickers, and many more other features. Now you can chat outside of web browsers and keep Chrome closed the entire time!

Features ONLY in Chat for Hangouts:
• Polished Mac style user interface.
• Message notifications in Desktop, Dock & Menu bar (you can disable any or all of them).
• Do not disturb mode: disable all notifications.
• Custom hotkey to enable/disable “Don’t disturb mode”.
• Show total number unread message count in Dock icon.
• Show new unread message alert in menu bar.
• Option to show/hide the Dock icon (runs seamlessly in the background).
• Option to show/hide the menu bar icon.
• Custom hotkey to open/hide the window whenever you want.
• Option to automatically launch the app at login.
• Standalone Native Mac App (No need to open web browser to send messages. And unlike the Chrome App, it works outside of Chrome, so you don't have to keep Chrome running in the back the whole time).
• Optimized minimal memory & CPU consumption.

Other essential features:
• Seamless Integration with your Mac workflow.
• Message friends anytime you want, even if they're offline.
• Free video calls supported.
• Turn any conversation into a free private/group video call.
• Group conversations fully supported.
• Turn any conversation into a group conversation.
• Receive Hangouts voice calls.
• Use drag and drop to send photos.
• Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers, and more.
• Instantly search & find new contacts.
• Load & preserve all chat history.
• Various settings for app preferences and your Hangouts account.
• More exiting features for you to discover.

Chat for Hangouts is the best Mac client for Google Hangouts and makes everything much better & easier. You’re definitely gonna love it if you want to use Google Hangouts on your Mac!

If you wish to contact the developer for technical assistance, feature requests, or other matters, please send your email to [email protected] . I’m here to help.

Chat for Hangouts is a third party App. The app and developer are NOT sponsored by or affiliated with Google Inc. in any way.


Release Notes:

Fixed the problem that the conversation wouldn't show up properly.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1.0
Review by Pixel-fun

Excellent. Just what I needed. - This is the app Google should have created. My company uses Google Mail but I would have to leave the browser open in order to receive chat notifications. I treid the Chrome extension but the chat would pop up in my face everytime I had a message. When you do a lot of screen sharing at work you don’t want that to happen. With this app I get a quiet notification badge when I have a message and I dont have to have a browser open. I like the UI as well - simple and easy to use.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.1.0
Review by tannerKjt

No video call & lagging - This app is lagging when typing and when it launch browser and black screen when i tried started a video call. It is a pain. Update: Not sure what fix the developer applied, video call still doens’t work, frustrated.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.3.0
Review by C Dub83

Broken, not working properly - When i click on a conversation or an individual chat it opens it up in a seperate box that look same as chat window in gmail. It is very frustrating.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.3.0
Review by Bobby T.

Window Resets After Quitting - If I move, resize & position the window it works as expected… However once I quit the app and re-open, all window positioning and re-sizng is lost… Meaning I have to manually re-size & re-posoition the window every time I launch it…. Annoying...

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.3.0
Review by Neale Wooten

Videos don’t work, Chat works spotty - I’ve used this for a week straight and I’m less than impressed. I’m missing chats, can’t connect to video hangouts and not getting notifications.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people