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Google Hangouts for the Web Gets New Interface & More

Google has begun rolling out an update to Hangouts for the Web, bringing a streamlined interface and ‘crisper’ video experience.

The new immersive full-screen interface adds more focus on the speaker, rather than the buttons. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be served with a button-less screen; the buttons appear at the bottom-center of your screen.

Google engineer Eduardo Fern√°ndez posted the following key changes:

  • Calls that start faster and stay crisper, with higher quality video
  • A more streamlined an
    d immersive full-screen interface
  • A simpler way to invite friends and family to your calls

If you wish to revert back to the original version of Hangouts on the web, the menu at the top-left position lets you do that with ease.

Sadly, the feature isn’t applicable for Google Apps for Work users yet.