Google Hangouts is one of the most used instant messaging service today.
In case you aren’t aware, Hangouts was previously known as Google Talk.
The Mountain View company unified the Google Plus and Gmail Chat, in to one service called Google Hangouts, in May 2013. It wasn’t received well amongst users, as Hangouts took away several features. For starters, it did not allow users to sign in as “invisible”, thus denying some much needed privacy.
This was a huge drawback, as users were not able to tell which of their contacts was online. Then, it began displaying a green bar below the profile picture to highlight that the user was [...]