Tech Magazine

Hangouts Are Now Available in Gmail

Posted on the 17 August 2012 by Jesusmsanchezl @JesusmSanchezl

Gmail LogoIn a further step towards integration of services, Google announced that it will replace the Gmail video chat with Google+ hangouts. Among the innovations that this implies is that you can chat with up to 9 users simultaneously.

 “Unlike the old video chat, which was based on peer-to-peer technology, Hangouts utilize the power of Google’s network to deliver higher reliability and enhanced quality,” reads the explanatory blog post written by the Gmail team.

Hangouts also allow users to collaborate on Google docs and screen sharing, as well as “other entertaining” that can be used. The option to use Hangouts will begin appearing gradually in the mail by the chat side, so you have to have some patience if  it does not yet appear in your account.

Google+ Hangouts in Gmail

Click to enlarge

You’ll be able to chat with all the same people you did before — and, in fact, with Hangouts you’ll now be able to reach them not only when they are using Gmail, but also if they are on Google+ in the browser or on their Android or iOS devices.

Google Hangouts is clearly a superior technology. Gmail video chat used to be sometimes laggy and in several occasions it just quit. So this is clearly a good move in terms of Quality of the Service by Google. It can also be an alternative to startups and other small companies that can see this as as free alternative to more expensive solutions like Cisco Telepresence.

And wait! there is more fun!

You also have the ability to add moustaches, beards, halos and other personal decorations which will follow you throughout the chat.

Google+ Mustache

Click to enlarge

Now you and a few close friends can play poker and pop culture trivia, add mustaches and glasses to one another, collaboratively doodle and share presentations on the service.

Still not convinced to use Hangouts with email contacts? Maybe the following videos will persuade you.

Are excited to see how Hangouts can improve your Gmail experience? Share your opinion in the comments.

Source: Gmail Blog

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Thomas Land | Drayton Manor Park

    Thomas Land Drayton Manor Park

    If living near a theme park was in your criteria for buying a house, then our new house would certainly meet that need. Living about a 3 minute drive from... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Thefoodiecoupleblog
  • Your Eye Drops Can Kill You

    Your Drops Kill

    Anything can be a poison, it all depends on the dose. This includes the drops you use to clear your eyes. The active, and dangerous, ingredient in many of... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Dplylemd
  • The Wood Brothers: "River Takes the Town" & "Happiness Jones" Dutch TV Live...

    Wood Brothers: "River Takes Town" "Happiness Jones" Dutch Live Videos

    Watch roots trio The Wood Brothers perform River Takes the Town and Happiness Jones two tracks from their latest album One Drop Of Truth for Dutch music show... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Hctf
  • Opera Review: Falling Down

    Opera Review: Falling Down

    The Met opens with a disastrous Samson et Dalila. by Paul J. Pelkonen A world of toil: Robert Alagna does hard time in Samson et Dalila. Photo by Ken Howard ©... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Superconductor
  • Could Neanderthals Speak? Implications of FOXP2

    FOXP2 is one of the most famous genes out there; notable for containing two mutations linked to language in humans. These mutations are also in Neanderthals,... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Reprieve
  • Diet Doctor Podcast #3 – Dr. Jeffry Gerber and Ivor Cummins

    Ivor Cummins: Great to be here, Bret. Dr. Jeffry Gerber: Thanks, Bret. Bret: The first thing I want to talk to you about is I learned from you guys you have t... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • North American B-25J Mitchell

    North American B-25J Mitchell

    @ Lancaster, CA March 2018 A B-25 makes a photo pass/bomb run during the the LA County Airshow.  This Mitchell, “Photo Fanny”, is part of the Planes of Fame... Read more

    The 25 September 2018 by   Htam