Google experiments with new Hangouts that features Messenger-like chat bubbles [LEAK]

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Although highly functional, the current Hangouts app for Android has grown into this bloated mess that not even Google knows how to sort out. While many of you are still waiting around for Google Voice integration, video/voice messages, or maybe even SMS/MMS to arrive (desktop), it seems Google is already experimenting with an entirely new Hangouts for the desktop.

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Leaked by the guys at Caschys Blog the new Google Hangouts for desktop — codenamed Ultra Violet — features Facebook Messenger style chat heads for quickly switching between conversations. These bubbles can be moved around your desktop and in their current state, rely on experimental Chrome features so stability is more than likely on the shaky side.

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Other than that, it seems that’s all there really is to this leak and there’s nothing indicating that this version of Hangouts will ever make its way out of the experimental stage. If it ever does, we imagine Google would want to keep a unified experience across desktop and mobile, so maybe this is a hint of things to come?

[Caschys Blog]

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  • Michael Parks

    Facebook will cry copyright

    • Brandon

      They’re not Apple…

  • David VanHouse

    It already has mms

    • Chris Chavez

      Meant SMS/MMS for the desktop app.

  • Dougau

    Chat bubbles, happy, happy, joy, joy…..

  • Nathan Bryant

    It has MMS and it’s not bloated.

  • mcl630

    Cue the lawsuits from the UltraViolet DRM system people.

    • Chris Chavez

      And Facebook :P

  • wrceuro

    Who cares? This is stupid. Come on, pretty soon the clothes companies are going to sue each other over the material. hahaha

  • TheAtheistReverend

    Poor integration with the Google Voice app. Hangouts can’t even play well with other Google apps. Maybe someday…

  • iTriune

    Who cares? Where is GVoice integration?

  • Wolf0491

    I’ve only used hangouts for texting since it came out

  • kstagg

    So tired of Hangouts/Voice integration. Voice death or a facelift never happens. I swear these rumors are spread by MountainView.