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YakYak -Better Alternative to Google Hangouts App for Ubuntu Linux

Are you a business person or team leader, google hangout may be your best choice for the sudden conference or online meeting. But we are bringing you a better name – YakYak. YakYak is a desktop client for google hangout but frankly speaking it is way better than the hangout. Although YakYak is an unofficial client for google, it won’t bother your security.

It is written in nodejs and based on hangupsjs library system using trifl functionality based on top of atom shell. It is considered as the best pseudo-native program on the Linux OS, so reliable and lightweight

It not only supports all the features from hangout but also supports few other interesting features. Most important feature of this desktop app is you don’t need to use Chrome Browser or Chromium based any browser. For using Google hangout you have to have chrome on your device, and Chrome means more RAM and more power consumption. But YakYak – A Cross-Platform Google Hangouts Desktop Client is just a small desktop client, so it requires less RAM and power consumption.

Features

  • Cross-platform, support for Linux, Windows, and MacOS.
  • Anyone can use it without costing any money.
  • Opensource, get regular update and users can contribute.
  • Send, receive, manage chat message
  • Offers Video -Audio call feature.
  • The user can Manage conversation easily.
  • Easier to share data, just drag-drop, copy paste image upload system like Skype.
  • Proper client support to update the user.
  • It is secure, reliable and lightweight.
  • It supports different libraries for different functionalities.
  • Supports different color scheme like night – black mode. A user can also choose different colors to change skin.
  • Another important feature of the YakYak’s language support. YakYak supports in 21 languages, and translate in this language. So you can download your YakYak even in your own language!

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Installing YakYak is also easier as a desktop application. The developer created prebuilt binaries for all OS, so you just download and install it on your device. Download the latest release of YakYak from the Github linked below.

Download

Download the zip file on your Ubuntu or as per your desired OS, unzip it and double-click YakYak runtime file.

You can also install it on Ubuntu as a snap app by the running the following command into the Terminal.

sudo snap install yakyak

The important thing is Yak Yak is free and an opensource software project so you can contribute as well, and ultimately have an opportunity to build your personal Yak Yak. Yak Yak is widely recognized because it is cross-platform which can be used in all the major OS platform including Windows and Mac.

All the info and images are collected from Official GitHub

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