We’ve always been keen on Google+ Hangouts, but a recent update provided some extras that make the experience even better. Now you can share your screen, collaborate in Google Docs, and even draw together in SketchUp.Additionally, the Hangouts API provides developers with the ability to integrate Hangouts into their own web apps. This could become a very interesting way to not only collaborate on work, but also share media and play games with other people across the web.
To see a demonstration of the new features, check out the video above or just read on for more information.
Google Docs Integration
Google+ Hangout APIs
How Do I Use Google+ Hangouts with Extras?
You may not have access just yet, as Google is in the process of rolling out these new features. To find out, click this link. If you see the picture to your left you don’t have access. If you’re able to create a hangout then you do. You’ll also be able to create a hangout with extras the same way you’d normally create a hangout in Google+. When you’re starting it up, just look for a link that asks you if you’re interested in trying out the new extras and you should be good to go.
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