Be connected to everyone, talk without limits
Hangouts is a chat application developed by Google that replaces the previous GTalk. With this new software, you are able to hold conversations with groups of people and even perform video conferences with all your Gmail contacts. Hangouts stands out as a useful communication tool, available not only for PC but also for Android and iOS mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The service it offers tries to compete with other messaging applications for mobile phones, since with Hangouts you can access to all your conversations from your personal devices. This way, by synchronizing your account to your smartphone and your computer, you are able talk with all your contacts alike, as long as you are connected to the Internet. This allows you to always be in contact with your friends.
The first impression of this software is that the Interface is very simple, maybe even too much so. The main screen shows all your email contacts and, by clicking on them, a new chat room appears. From this window you can add more people to the conversation, and even start a group video call without downloading any kind of extension. The service is also available online, and can be accessed from your Gmail account and Google+ social network.
As well as really working well at replicating the same functions as classic messaging clients like Skype, being able to access Hangouts’ free service from any device increases its users’ communication range. Additionally, the application allows you to send pictures that you had previously saved on your computer, or new ones created from your webcam as screenshots. Besides sending images, you can also share online video, searching for them in the menu that appears by clicking on the camera icon.
This free service increases its users’ communication range
One of the most interesting features it includes is the broadcasting option. Thanks to this new option you can stream your conversations, sharing the stuff you like or even making creative cooking videos. Once you are finished broadcasting, the video can be uploaded to your personal YouTube channel, ready to receive comments from any part of the world.
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Below are listed the unique characteristics of Hangouts:
- Chat with as many people as you want with all your email contacts in just a single application connected to and synchronized with your Google account
- Access your personal messaging service from any personal device you can log into
- Hangouts supports group video calls with up to ten contacts at the same time, so improving your connectivity
- You can make phone calls from your computer or compatible mobile device through an Internet connection
- Free on-air broadcasting service for sharing all kind of content directly to the Internet
- Share pictures and online videos without the need to download external software or additional extensions
If you are interested in this application, feel are free to check its creators’ website for more information before you download.
These are the minimum system requirements your computer must meet to run Hangouts:
- Operating system: Windows XP or later
- Processor: Dual core at 2 GHz or faster
- Memory: 128 MB of RAM
- Previously installed browser (Safari, Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome supported)