What is Google+ Hangouts?
Hangouts is a free video conferencing application available to Google+ users. Up to 10 people can join a hangout, and it’s easy to invite specific friends or circles. Hangouts has many apps that let others view your screen, work together through Google Docs, watch presentations and view images together.
Features & when/why should I use it?
Google+ Hangouts provides many features that makes collaboration easy. Here are a few.
- Screenshare. - This app allows you to share what is on your screen. This is available to everyone in the hangout.
- Google Drive - When you launch this app, you, and everyone in the hangout, can easily work on the same project or document at the same time with the added benefit of face time over long distances.
- Hangouts On Air - If you enable this option before starting a Hangout, your Hangout will be broadcast live across the world. Once your Hangout is over, the recording can be uploaded to your Google+ profile, your YouTube account, and even your website.
As you can see, Google+ Hangouts is a great option for group collaboration, tutorial creation, and long distance presentations.
For more information please visit www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/