Send messages and make video calls to several people at once. Hold impromptu meetings on the go, virtual training classes around the world, remote interviews, and much more. With Google Hangouts, you can exchange chat messages or hold video meetings with multiple people across the globe at once. All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone that has a camera, speaker, and microphone.
Starting a Hangout
There are many different ways to start a group conversation using chats and video calls. With Google Apps, you can start Hangouts with up to 15 other people at once. Before you can start having video calls, make sure that your computer is ready - click here to review Hangouts system requirements.
From your Chrome toolbar
Go to the Hangouts Chrome extension, and click the button to "+Add to Chrome." After adding the extension, click the green Hangouts icon then enter a name in the search box to start a hangout
From your desktop
Go to the Hangouts desktop app, and click the button to "+Add to Chrome." After adding the extension, click the Hangouts icon in your computer's taskbar to launch Hangouts.
From your mobile device
Go to hangout.google.com on your mobile device, then download the app for Android or iOS. For more details, see the Hangouts Help Center.
Need more help with Hangouts? Click here to visit the Google Apps Learning Center.