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Google+ Companion by Mark Hattersley

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Discovering What Hangouts Are All About

With Google+’s video, audio, and text chat functionality, you might think you’re all set for communication, but Google has an ace-in-the-hole feature called Hangouts that you really don’t want to overlook.

Hangouts are like regular video chats, except they are group chats instead of one-to-one communications. You can invite multiple people to hang out, and they can come and go from the group as and when they like. As the name suggests, it’s a great way for you and your friends to hang out while you are on your computers.

One of the great things about Hangouts is that there isn’t the pressure of a direct video chat. You can just chill out with your friends while scrolling through the web or working on your ...

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