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If you want to install and use the Hangouts app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use Hangouts for your computer in 4 simple steps below:
Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software here .
Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.
Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Hangouts in the search bar and press Search. Click on Hangouts application icon. A window of Hangouts on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Hangouts icon. Click on it and start using the application.
Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Hangouts for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. You can get here .
Use Hangouts to keep in touch. Message friends, start free video or voice calls, and join a conversation with one person or a group. Say more with photos, stickers and emoji. • Include all your friends with group chats for up to 150 people. • Say more with status messages, photos, emoji, stickers and animated GIFs. • Easily share your current location to any conversation with Maps integration. • Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 friends. • Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free!). • Connect your Google Voice account for phone number, SMS and voicemail integration. • Keep in touch with friends across all your devices. • Message friends at any time, even if they're offline. • Manage mobile apps remotely with Google Cloud. Note: Mobile operator and ISP charges may apply. Calls to Hangouts users are free, but other calls might be charged.