Google started new service Hangouts in which you can chat live together. You can text, voice call or video chat with anyone whose online.
Here are it’s interesting features –
Free video conferencing for up to 10 people
Hangouts include built-in productivity apps (like Google Drive) that improve team collaboration, even when you're not together. Your team can make last-minute changes to that important presentation, get live input on your analysis from remote team members, or just plan the company holiday party over coffee.
Video chat with loved ones, from anywhere
Connect with up to nine people at once from your computer or the Google+ mobile app (Android, iPhone). You can doodle with your kids when you’re away from home, play poker with your buddies or share the latest news and see everyone’s reactions.
Get work done faster in virtual meetings with powerful tools like screen sharing and Google Drive collaboration.
Google Plus :
To use this feature you must have a Google Plus Account.
If not create it right now or if you have already sign in at at https://plus.google.com
On the front page you can update your profile by adding your photo and giving your personal information
Now you can add your family members or friends
On the main page; there is search bar; on the left side there is a panel including your profile, events, photo, Google Hangout, etc. In the center there are new stories and events. And on the right side of the page is Chat Room.
How to use Google Hangout:
Start a hangout
There are a few ways you can start a hangout:
Go to plus.google.com/hangouts and click the Start a Hangout button on the top right side of your screen.
Go to the right bottom of the main page and there is "Hangouts" option, click this and you will be directed to the Hangout page. Click on "Start a Hangout" on the right top of the page.
First of all install Hangout Plugin on your computer.
Once the plugin is installed; now you will be able to hangout with any of your friends or family members. Just click on the picture and it will be added in the list; now click on the "Hang Out" button on the left bottom of page.
Video Chat will be started.
You'll be taken to an invite screen where you’ll be able to:
1. Make sure you’re mic and camera are working correctly by looking at your video feed at the bottom of the page. You should be able to see yourself in the video feed, and when you talk, you should see a green bar appear at the bottom of your video. If you’re having issues with your mic or camera, try these troubleshooting steps.
2. Invite entire circles or specific individuals to join you in your hangout. Learn more about inviting people to your hangout.
3. Restrict people under the age of 18 from joining your hangout by clicking Hangout Options and selecting the checkbox next to Restrict minors from joining this hangout. Other hangout participants won’t be able to invite minors and, the 18+ restriction cannot be changed once the hangout has started.
Your video feed will not be visible to anyone else until you click the Hang out button on the Invite page.