Experience Google Chat, IMs and Hangouts Independently Of Browser Tabs With Official Google Chrome Extension
In regard to communications tools, Google offers a boatload of options. You can chat, instant message, make traditional voice/video calls, and even attend video conferences with Hangouts. Yet, these tools are, to an extent, tied to an individual web page (i.e., Gmail) and don’t operate independently of the browser tab.
If you refresh the page or accidentally close the tab, all associated tools and conversations will end, abruptly. Now, Google has addressed this weakness, and made an extension that enables these key products to operate similarly to any other application you have installed on your computer. Read more