The Hangouts Chrome app now lets you drag-and-drop photos directly into conversations


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One of the biggest ways people communicate online is simply by the sharing photos. Anything a messaging client can do to make this process an easier one is met with open arms. Luckily for Hangouts users, Google has (finally) gone ahead and made this as simple as possible in the web app by allowing users to simple drag and drop photos into a conversation. Thankfully, it doesn’t auto-send like it did before, so you can still review a photo and add some context in the message box before sending.

Hangouts Chrome app drag and drop

Googler Mayur Kamat brought this new change to light on his Google+ page and mentions you if you’re not a fan of drag and drop, you can even copy/paste images into the message box as well (this doesn’t seem to be working properly on the Mac). To get the update on your Hangouts app for Chrome, you’ll want to restart your Hangouts Chrome app and after that, you should have this new functionality enabled.

If you’re still using the Chrome extension, we recommend upgrading to the actual Chrome app. We’ve gone ahead and linked it down below. Happy sharing!

[Hangouts app for Chrome]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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