How to Hangout in Google+
From the very beginning, Hangouts have been one of the most popular and most useful features of Google+. Aside from being a free and easy way to do group video chat with up to ten people, Hangouts also offer a platform for collaboration and a broadcasting tool through Hangouts On Air. If you have used Skype before, then Hangouts are an even easier way to video conference with someone. Here’s your complete guide on how to do all that, and more!
Starting a Hangout
As Google+ is integrated deeper and deeper into Google products, so are Hangouts, making for a variety of ways to start and join hangouts. All of them work similarly, so which one you use depends on what is the most convenient for you.
Start a Hangout in Google+
The fastest way to start a hangout in Google+ is the big “Start a hangout” button in the upper right above the chat list.
Another way is the Hangout page, which can be accessed by the Hangout icon on the left navigation bar. From here, you can see Featured Hangouts and Hangouts on Air to watch, or start your own hangout by clicking the big red button.
Regardless of where you start a hangout from, you’ll first be greeted by a list of people in your circles that you may want to invite. You can enter any person’s name or the name of one of your circles to invite those people, or you can make a hangout public which allows anyone to join.
Start a Hangout from Chat and Gmail
In Gmail, there is a hangout button conveniently located above the chat list.
To begin a hangout with someone you’re chatting with on Gmail or Google+, there’s a convenient button located right in the chat window.
Start a Hangout on mobile
Hanging out from the Google+ app for Android and iOS is just as easy as doing so from the computer, although you can’t access Hangout apps from mobile. To start a hangout, just select “Hangouts” from the menu, select people to hang out with, and press “Start Hangout.”
Joining a Hangout
Inside the Hangout