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Google Plus Hangout: A Google Video Calling Service

24 Sep

Day by day, video calling is becoming very easy with online service. Just few days before, Google plus has offered a new feature as Hangout, where you can make video calling with your Gmail friends by just installing Google’s video chat plug-in in your computer. Connecting with Google plus Hangout, user can do face to face conversation as well as chat with up to 10 people at a time.

Google Plus Hangout: A Google Video Calling Service

Google+ Hangout has been started with the launch of Google plus on 29th June, 2011. It is a video calling feature where you can do group chat. You can chat with up to 10 people in single Hangout group chat session. It is best for group chat with friends or serious teams call at the office, but it is not good for one-on-one video chats because of a little complex setup and steps involved. It works on Windows, Mac and Linux too.

How it works:

To begin video calling service with Google plus Hangout, first of all you just need to install Google voice and video chat plug-in in your computer. Once you start installing, first save file on the window that appears. After then open plug-in file from download section and run it for installing. After installing voice and video chat plug-in, you can see video chat section in Hangouts, Gmail, iGoogle and Orkut. To start video chat with your friends, you need to attach web-cam with your computer. Google plus Hangout is available with high quality audio and video, so you can see and listen to your best one very clearly. Google plus hangouts is connected with YouTube so that you can share video within video chats very easily and quickly.

Pros:

  • Make video calling by only installing Google voice and video chat plug-in
  • Use Google+ Hangout without installing software
  • You can make video calling in Hangouts, Gmail, iGoogle and Orkut
  • Chat with up to 10 people at once

Cons:

  • Complicated for one-on-one video chats

To download the plug in follow the below link:

http://www.google.com/support/chat/bin/answer.py?answer=161993

 

OR download latest Chrome (it is bundled with all latest plugins)

you can invoke video and voice chat from google online chat window (gmail, igoogle, google+ etc) once this plugin is installed in your browser.

 

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Posted by on September 24, 2011 in Computers, Concepts

 

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