Hangouts is a popular Google Plus feature where up to 10 people can video chat online together at one time. To get started, log into your Google Plus account.
Used to facilitate group video chat with a maximum of 10 people participating in a single Hangout at any point of time. However, anyone on the web could potentially join the ‘Hangout’ if they have the unique URL of the Hangout.
- Create a Google Plus account.
Start your hangout from the stream anytime by whenever you want by clicking on “Start a Hangout” or go to plus.google.com/hangouts.
In the “green room”, adjust your camera and add others to your Hangout. No one can see you while you’re in the green room. Once you click the green Hang Out button your video feed will be broadcast to those you selected.
- Everyone with internet access and sound can participate in these Hangouts. If you do not have a camera, your picture will not display.
Note, the first time you use Google Plus Hangouts, your computer will download and install Google voice and video plugin.
System requirements for Google Plus Hangout plugin are Windows XP+, Mac OS X 10.5+, or Linux.