Former Writer · Jan 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

Now It’s Possible to Easily Get Google+ Messenger on a Computer

Google+ Huddle is one of the best messaging apps out there. It links directly to your Google+ and adding people to a group Messenger is as easy as inviting someone in your circles. There is one hole in an otherwise perfect program, though, as XDA Senior Member AbsolutZeroGI says:

One massive, gaping problem, though, is no desktop client. Instead of trying to talk everyone I know into using Skype, IRC or other ways of talking to mass people on a desktop, it was decided that Menssenger must be ported to be used on a desktop. It was the only logical conclusion.

So AbsolutZeroGI and XDA Recognized Developer shabbypenguin, both of the Android Creative Syndicate, created an easy method for the average user to free Google+ Messenger from its mobile confines and bring to the computer screen.

The process is pretty simple. It involves downloading and installing Virtual Box, then importing a Virtual Hard Disk (known as a VHD) into it that has Android Froyo pre-loaded. A couple of settings tweaks and then it’s off to the races. There are a few known issues, but they mostly consist of the sound not working and getting notifications in the emulator that a certain app isn’t working properly. This, however, does not affect the functionality of Google+ Messenger.

For additional information, download links, screen shots and even some pro tips, you can check out the original thread.


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