Much has changed in terms of Google+ Hangouts since the network launched. In what started as a cool feature that many hadn’t heard of, hangouts are now a staple of everyone’s Google+ experience. Not only has Google continued to push this feature via sponsored hangouts with Obama, The Dalai Lama, Conan O’Brien, and even Steven Spielberg; Google+ also now has a dedicated section/page just for hangouts.
The new Google+ Hangouts section
To access the Hangouts page (Figure 12), simply click the Hangouts icon on the left side of the Google+ navigation bar. At the top of the screen is a red Start a Hangout button, which you can click ...