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Sams Teach Yourself Google™+ in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Patrice-Anne Rutledge

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Lesson 12. Using Hangouts for Video Chat

In this lesson, you learn how to use Google+ Hangouts to conduct a video chat.

Understanding Hangouts

Although Google+ offers many ways to share, connect, and collaborate with others, there are times when you can’t beat face-to-face communication. For those times, Google+ offers Hangouts.

Plain English: Hangouts

Google+ Hangouts enable you to participate in live video chats with up to 10 other Google+ users. Using Hangouts, you can casually chat with people in your circles or plan a hangout with specific people. You can also incorporate YouTube videos into your hangouts.

Preparing to Use Hangouts

Before getting started with Hangouts, be sure that you have all the required equipment, software, and plug-ins. ...

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