As announced by Mozilla earlier, starting from Firefox 52, the browser plugin support has been removed, means, with this change, the plugins which used to work till version 52, will no longer work when next Firefox version releases on March 7. This applies to the Google Hangouts plugin as well. Google has confirmed in a blog post ‘ Users will not able to make audio or video calls in the upcoming Firefox 52 release’.
Google Hangouts no longer work in Firefox
The company is developing a solution to make Hangouts work in Firefox browser without needing a plugin. While using chat on Hangouts will continue to work for Firefox users, but if you want to make phone or video calls from hangouts, search giant recommends temporarily switching to one of the following browsers:
- Firefox ESR
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer