All Chrome web browser users will be able to access video chats in Google Hangouts without the need to download a plugin, although it will take a little while for this feature to be fully implemented.
The announcement was made today by Google software engineer Victoria Kirst, who stated:
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!
Before you get too excited, Kirst does add that this feature is currently available just for Chrome Dev and Canary users but that it will be rolled out to all Chrome browser owners "over the next few weeks."
If you have never tried Google Hangouts, will you give it a shot now that there will soon be no need to download anything for it to work in Chrome?
Source: Victoria Kirst on Google+