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Google Plus Video Chat Updated. No More Plugin Required!

Don’t you just hate downloading plugins to support this video chat and that voice chat when your using your browser.  There’s good news on the horizon as Google is updating its Google Plus video chat system in Google Chrome so you won’t need to download that pesky plugin anymore.

According to a Google Plus post from Victoria Kirst at Google, they are rolling out an update for all all Chrome Dev and Canary users immediately and will be following up in the next few weeks to the general Chrome using public.


Hey friends! I’m so excited to finally share with you what I and many others have been working on tirelessly to release:

Hangouts in an instant: Video chat without downloading a plugin

Starting today, we’re rolling out an update that makes it easier than ever to start Hangouts video calls with your family and friends! You’ll now be able to launch Hangouts in Chrome without having to download and install a plugin. Just click to start the Hangout, allow Hangouts to use your camera and microphone, and you’ll be good to go!

This update is now available for all Chrome Dev and Canary users, and will be rolling out to all Chrome users over the next few weeks. If you’ve been meaning to connect face to face with your loved ones near and far, give it a try and get going with just a few clicks!


Sounds like good news to me.  What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

About Simon Walker

I was an IT consultant for 20 years and ran my own web design and development company for an additional 3 years. I have been involved with technology from birth. OK, that maybe an exaggeration, but it sure is a long time. I'm also an avid Home Theater geek and self appointed installer for friends and relatives. My first serious modding of Smart-Phones started with my T-Mobile WING and now Android devices. I'm also a bit of a photographer, although Android has kind of taken over my life and photography has taken a back seat.