I recently heard about Google Hangouts at Gmail, and I accidentally ignored “Try it now” while it asked me to try Google Hangouts. Is there any way to enable the new features back on Gmail if I ignored the "try it now"?

I already refereed here, but I can’t see "Try the new Hangouts" below my account picture.

i also cross checked by clearing cache,cookies,history of my browser and tried with fresh installation of browser with all updated plugins.

Here is my chat window screenshot:

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    Can you add a screenshot with the drop-down menu you have when you click on your picture? It should be the first option, above the current status options — Available, Busy, Invisible.
    – Alex
    May 31, 2013 at 5:59
  • Also, if you have a Google+ account, you can try the new Hangouts there, where it’s the default (and only) option for chat.
    – Alex
    May 31, 2013 at 6:01
  • @Alex i already tried out in google+ and wished for gmail too friend ,i added screen cut of my pic in my question May 31, 2013 at 6:53
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    Try signing out from Gmail and emptying your browser’s cache/delete cookies. Also, sign out from Chat first, as well.
    – Alex
    May 31, 2013 at 7:01
  • Long shot: it could also be related to the fact that you don’t have the voice/video plugin installed.
    – Alex
    May 31, 2013 at 7:03

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From Hangouts in Gmail - Hangouts Help

Turn on Hangouts in Gmail --- You can try the new Hangouts from the menu in Google Chat.

  1. Open Hangouts in Gmail.
  2. At the top of your Google Chat list, click your profile photo.
  3. Click Try the new Hangouts.
  4. Gmail will refresh, and you can start using Hangouts.
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    usually for gmail users it will does the work,it wont work for custom domain users of gmail where the hangouts were restricted by the domain administrator May 7, 2015 at 2:56

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