The LG Chromebase Monitor is great for chatting with Google Hangouts, either by text, video, or phone. With a built-in webcam/microphone and no plug-ins to install, keeping in touch has never been easier.
Google Hangouts has become a full-featured, multi-platform application for communicating with friends in several ways. To learn more, visit Google's article Get started with Hangouts.
To start the Google Hangouts App:
Press the Search button on your keyboard.
Click on Google+ Hangouts (or All Apps > Google+ Hangouts).
Note: Hangouts can be started with anyone as long as they have a Google account. If you invite someone without an account, an email will be sent inviting them to create one.