Google Plus Hangouts on Android and iOS devices

Read this article to know more about the latest updates in Hangouts feature of Google+. Yesterday, Google announced the latest updates in Google+.

Google's social networking site Google+ is now invite free. Those who have Gmail account and above 18+ can now join Google+ by creating their Google profiles. From the past 12 weeks, Google+ is in field trial. Yesterday, Google announced that, from 20 Sep 2011, Google+ will be open to every one. Google+ is opened from field trial to beta. Those who want to join Google+, they can visit the Google+ website and by creating a profile, they can use Google+.


Hangouts is now available for Phones

Apart making Google+ open to everyone, Google released few updates to its features. Hangouts is the one which got major updates in the latest release. With the help of Hangouts, one can talk face to face with the help of audio and video features. In the recent update, Google conformed that one can use Google+ Hangouts feature in Android phones. One can join Hangout in their Android phone by finding an active hangout in the stream and just by tapping the "Join" button.

Hangouts in Android and iOS phones

Currently, Hangouts supports only for Android 2.3+ devices which are having front-facing cameras. For iOS users, Google conformed that the support is coming soon for their devices also. As per Google, The new mobile app is rolling out to Android Market today, so you can start hanging out at any time, from just about anywhere.

Hangouts on Air feature in Google+

Apart making Hangouts available on phone, Google+ revealed another new feature which is called Hangouts On Air. With the help of this feature, Hangout users can publicly broadcast their video. This will be helpful when they want to speak with large audience or when they want to view their own Hangout as a spectator. One can use the Hangouts on Air feature easily. They just have to start a normal hangout, There will be a option to broadcast and record your session. Initially, this feature will be available for few users only, gradually it will be rolled out for everyone who are using Google+.

Hangouts on Air in Google+

Extra features of Hangouts in Google+

Apart from the Hangouts on Air, few extra features are added to Hangouts. They are Scrensharing, Sketchpad, Google Docs, Name Hangouts. With the help of Screensharing one can share their screen with others when they are hanging out. By using Sketchpad, they can draw, doodle or they can just scribble together. With the help of Google Docs, they can write, plan or present something with others when they are hanging out. With the help of Named Hangouts, one can join or create a public hangout about any topic like fashion, movie, cricket etc.

Extra Features in Hangout

Search in Google+

Apart Hangouts feature, Google+ introduced another feature which is named as Search in Google+. If you want to search in Google+, just you have to type what you are looking for into the Google+ search box, and Google will return the relevant people and posts in the search result.

Search in Google+


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