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Google launches Hangouts in Gmail, improves its video chat service

July 30, 2012 | by Natesh Sood



One of the best features of Google+ is the ability to launch Hangouts — the neat video chatting service that connects up to ten friends.  This isn’t Google’s first foray into the video communication business as Gmail has been utilizing peer-to-peer technology to facilitate video communication since 2008.  However, Google will begin deploying Hangouts technology into Gmail starting today and will continue to roll-out to Gmail accounts over the next couple of weeks.

Within the Gmail video chat powered by Hangouts, users can engage in a conversation that includes nine other individuals, share screens, collaborate on documents, and watch YouTube videos.  In my opinion, it is for the best since the Google+ Hangouts technology is much better.


[Gmail Blog]