I remembered when Google+ was hinted at as one of the best ways to use Google Hangout online. Well now Google have launched a standalone website for Hangouts at hangouts.google.com.
I the guess it’s related to the alphabet shake up, but part of me wonders if it could be a signal toward the end of Google+, as for me Hangout was the only reason I would ever visit the site.
For me the new Hangouts website is far better than having to keep Google+ or Gmail open, my only bugbear at the moment is that the Background rotates randomly, which while mimicking the ChromeCast isn’t really what I want if I’m using the site at work. Please allow me to set a custom background or disable the slideshow.