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Google Brings New Features To Google+ Hangouts

Google today announced that they’re adding new functionality to a popular feature of Google+, the hangout. A hangout is a group video chat that’s hosted within Google+.

Most exciting, perhaps, is the addition of Hangouts On Air. Initially, it will enable those who have large followings to turn their hangouts into broadcasts. When the hangout is finished, they’ll have the ability to upload the session to YouTube. Eventually, the feature will be generally available, Google said.

Another exciting new feature is the ability to start hangouts from inside comment fields. “Just click “Hangout” underneath a post that you’re passionate about, and we’ll add your invitation to the comments. If others are hanging out already, you’ll see their invitation in the comments as well,” wrote Vic Gundotra a Google senior vice president. Read more

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Should We Give Google+ Another Chance?

Maybe the shine has worn off Google+ or perhaps not enough people I know use it — seems hard to believe with a reported 40 million users — but for whatever reason, I’m not logging on anymore. I’m not the only one. The company’s earnest attempts to change that are heartening, however, and got me to thinking: Perhaps we should all give Google+ another try? 

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