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Google+ Hangouts

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Google+ Hangouts

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This video conferencing app from Google lets you catch up face-to-face-to-face wherever you are.  Whether you’re on your computer, phone or tablet device, you can use Gogle Hangouts to make free video calls with up to 10 people.

Use it to host virtual meetings if everyone can't be in the same room, share your screen so everyone can look at the same documents... even broadcast or record your hangout to share with a wider audience.

Case studies

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    Rahima Begum, Community Regeneration Officer for Southern Housing Group, talks about how Google+ Hangouts have been helpful for communicating with both staff and volunteers.

Benefits

  • Integrates well with other Google apps
  • Video conference with up to 10 people
  • It's free

Considerations

  • Everyone needs to have a Google account
  • Reliability depends on how good your broadband connection is - it can get glitchy at times!

Comments

samanthawatson Charities will benefit greatly from this. Particularly now that Google has introduced Google for Non Profits for free - basically all your email, calendar, Google Docs and networking hosted by Google reducing IT costs. The extra bonus will be Google+ enabling communities and organisations to engage visually with each other!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 01:15
ecoroamer Just got a lot better with the new version in June 2013.

Hugely powerful and still free.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 03:52