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Features of Google Hangouts


On last week’s blog, we talked about google calendar, how to set it up and how we use it in a business setting. Today we will be talking about Google Hangouts and its features and benefits.

Google Hangouts has many features, here’s an overview of what they offer:

  • Instant Messaging
  • Voice Calls
  • HD Video Calls
  • HD Group Conferencing
  • Auto Screen Focus
  • Intelligent Muting
  • Compatibility with multiple computing devices
  • Built-in screen sharing
  • Hangout on Air
  • Integration with other Google applications
  • Custom Control for Admins
Hangouts allow conversations between two or more users.


So first, what is google hangouts? Google Hangouts is a communications platform developed by Google that helps users to start and join in different communication channels like instant messaging, voice calls, and video calls. Google Hangouts is proven to be useful in either one-on-one implementation or a group. Hangouts are integrated into Google+ and Gmail. For added mobility and versatility, mobile apps for iOS and Android devices are also available.

Hangouts allow conversations between two or more users. The service can be accessed online through the Gmail or Google+ websites or through mobile apps available for Android and iOS (which were distributed as a successor to their existing Google Talk apps). Chat histories are saved online, allowing them to be synced between devices. A “watermark” of a user’s avatar is used as a marker to indicate how far they have read the conversation. Photos can be shared during discussions, which are automatically uploaded to a private Google+ album. Users can also now use color emoji symbols in their messages. – Source (

Google Hangouts can easily handle the communication demands of corporate settings. The advantage is that the employees get to communicate using a platform with a resemblance to a social network, and feel comfortable sharing information they know that will be secured following the newest protection standards.

There are different ways for businesses to benefit from google hangouts. In a corporate setting, Google Hangouts can be implemented as a collaboration platform for meetings and interaction between business owners and their customers via HD video. They can also save expenses and time on travel with Hangout’s face-to-face functionality for online meetings and conferences.

Google Hangouts without a doubt is one of the most affordable communication tools available. It is why it holds the leading positions in our Communications Software category.

For businesses that need live video broadcasting, Google Hangouts has a feature which enabled Google+ users to stream video calls via YouTube.

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