Also, in terms of momentum, the company told us that Google+ has accrued more than 300 million monthly active users and sees around 1.5 billion photos uploaded each week.
Google Hangouts may soon get the one feature it always seemed designed to have: SMS support.
Google Hangouts is already a good option for casual connections or business meetings, but now the service is getting an upgrade to 720p HD video.
While the White House doesn’t have a presence at San Diego’s Comic-Con, which kicked off yesterday, it’s certainly there in spirit with today’s “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout.
Echoing its concerns with FaceTime, AT&T says that Android users will be able to use video chat on Hangouts by the end of the year.
Talk about eating your own dogfood.
Hangouts, the free multiperson video chat and messaging service inside Google+, has been broken out into its own standalone apps for iOS, Android, and Chrome.
“We want to price equivalent to a voice call,” Shapiro says. “Our competitors offer an inferior product for more money: Blue Jeans 15 time more, and other competitors 300 times more.”
Google wants you to have more opportunities to share your Hangouts, so it introduced a new camera app to the video chatting tool that lets you take one-click pictures while your chats are in session.
Ever wanted to hangout with astronauts? Well, today’s your lucky day.
Proving just how versatile Google+’s Hangouts group video chat feature can be, NASA announced yesterday that it will offer its first Hangout with the crew of the International Space Station later this month.
Today, Google gave its Hangouts video chat app an updated look and feel, including a new sidebar, a new tool for app interaction, and new notifications.
Editor’s Pick Jeff Fluhr, the serial entrepreneur who sold StubHub to eBay for $310 million, thinks there are far better options than Google Hangouts when you want to connect, engage, and communicate with groups of people.
Not surprisingly, high up on the list is his new startup, Spreecast.
Music over online conference lines or video-conferencing software mostly sucks — because the conferencing world is optimized for voice, not song.
Google’s trying to change that — and bolster its social network, Google+ — by adding Studio Mode to Hangouts on Air. Call it the MySpace gambit: if we bring the bands, the fans will follow.
Editor's Pick Video is the new audio. With more emotion, more nuance, and more effective real-time communication, videoconferencing is growing at a 20 percent annual rate in business.
Maker Camp launched on Google today to bring virtual summer camp to kids around the country. The program is sponsored by MAKE magazine and consists of a 30-day curriculum run on the Google + platform.
On Thursday, Google unveiled a new feature on Google+: YouTube parties. The concept is simple. Gather your friends, grab a list of YouTube movies you like, and watch them together online, even if you’re miles apart.
As promised, Google has updated its Google+ iPhone app with a slew of new mobile features, most notably the ability to participate in Hangouts group video chat.
Google released a slew of updates for its social network Google+ today. With these new updates, Google+ is turning into the social network of choice for web and mobile collaboration.
Google just unveiled a boatload of new features for its fledgling Google+ social network, many of which will be sure to please fans of its Hangouts group video chat.
Google says it will eventually open up the group video chat in Google+ to third parties.