Does Google Hangout Sets The New Standard for Video Conference?
Social interactions and social relations are the prime objectives of the social networking sites. Social network consists of a user whose information are known as profile, his links with social activities, and other social services. These are web based services, and they need an active Internet connection to operate. They include normal text sending in pictures and video sharing with other people or users.
It was exactly May 15, 2013 when Google launched the instant messaging as well as video chat platform known as Google hangouts to promote social networking. It is an integral part of the social Network media king known as Google+
Google hangouts give access to the users to chat with one another. For using hangouts Google voice and video plugin from Google, are first needed to be installed. The maximum number of people who can join a hangout is 10. Hangout chat history are online saved. Photos shared in hangouts are automatically being updated to Google+ profile albums. Color emoji symbols are also available.
Google hangout is now compared to the Skype, one of the leading video conference website. YouTube is also incorporated in hangouts that help people to watch videos without ever searching through the web browsers. Users can upload their videos to YouTube through hangouts. Google hangout does not have any charge for its use on comparison to other video chat apps like Skype. For use of Google hangout an active Google accounts to operate.
Installation of Google needs two main things that are Google voice plugin and Google video plugin. Without the help of these two plugins, Google hangout would not work. So these plugins are needed to be downloaded. These plugins can be downloaded from the following Google website. After downloading the plugin, those are required to be installed. There are specific apps for windows 8 and windows 8.1. Which makes hangouts much friendlier interface and easy to use in desktops. However for windows 7 one can simply login to the browser with the help of Google account and can access the hangout from the browser.
Since Google hangout for desktops is based on Browser, so it gives a huge advantage to the people to access it from any system in any place.
There are many advantages and dis-advantages of Google hangouts, and they are as follows. Firstly, let us discuss the advantages or the pros. Since Google hangout for desktops is based on Browser, so it gives a huge advantage to the people to access it from any system in any place. Its interface is so simple that every person can start using video chat. Moreover, the quality of voice and videos are also simply great. Moreover, the integration of Google hangouts makes it more fun to use.
Lastly the dis-advantage or the cons. Every Google+ needs an invitation for getting started. Moreover, if a certain user starts misbehaving during a video conference the person can only be warned but not have the option to be kicked out. Plugins are needed to be installed as well as the browsers are needed to be restarted during first use.