Google Toying With A New Hangout UI With Bigger Icons, Pointing To A Touchscreen-Friendly Interface

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http://techcrunch.com – Google has been sprucing up its Hangouts video calling service with an updated API for features like private messages, and the ability to block people and change a Hangout from private to public. A video celebrating Hangouts gives us a glimpse of even more changes that could be coming up ahead. Specifically, a vertical, icon-based menu bar in the left column; and the removal of the menu bar at the top of the screen — simplifying moves that could point to a more touchscreen-friendly version of Hangouts in the future. The features came up in two quick takes during a minute-long video th (IT news)