I've been using Google Hangouts quite a bit of late. Using the browser and navigating to hangout seems to always be a pain!
I was looking for an alternative and came across Yakyak.
It works just fine and is built with the amazing Electron!
Here is how it looks!
And yeah, I created the blurred image using:
mogrify -monitor -write "new2.jpg" -blur 0x3 new.jpg