Google has just launched a brand new Chrome application for their Hangouts messaging service. While a Chrome extension has been available since launch, this new app brings a new interface and works in an entirely new way. Now Hangout conversations float above your desktop and other windows and can be moved across the screen. Think of Facebook’s chat heads, but on your computer.

The new app is available now to download from the Chrome web store (link below). I’ve personally tested it so far on a Windows 7 computer and I’ve noticed a few bugs with it. I do have confirmation that is does work well on Ubuntu and of course Chrome OS. Definitely be sure to give this new app a try!