This may sound paranoid, but I have this thing about installing Google Chrome. I don't trust Google far enough to see my web browsing habits as well. However, I really want to use the desktop Hangouts app that Chrome can run. Is there any way to run Chrome apps without installing Chrome?
Use Torch, https://www.torchbrowser.com
Use Chromium, https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/download-chromium.
You can run chrome extensions on both of them, without having to be tracked by Google.(Not so sure about Chromium, tho)