Google+ is indeed one of the hottest social media platforms today. Aside from the SEO advantages that companies can get out of it, many people are also enjoying the brand new tools that it offers. Our favourite so far is the Hangouts feature. If you have tried it, I’m pretty sure you have an idea why. Basically, it is a great tool because it allows you to hang out with your friends, colleagues and anyone else in your social circles for absobloodylutely FREE. Yes you read it right, this feature is at its best at no cost.
Unlike Skype that requires you to have a premium subscription or a Skype Manager account in order to make group video calls, Hangouts is a total giveaway! We recently had a hangout last Wednesday on our Moonlight Google+ Brand Page and checked out the Hangouts with extras. Apart from falling in love with the thought that it’s a freebie, we were also very impressed with the quality of the group video call and the extras that it offers. Hangouts was dubbed as “Going Beyond the Status Updates” and it surely does.
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Hangouts vs Hangouts with extras
Hangouts is the basic way of communicating with pals and family. And if you're looking for a more advanced tool that lets you collaborate with colleagues, try out Hangouts with extras. The table above clearly shows a quick comparison of the two.
Note! No one owns a hangout and anyone in it can invite someone else. That means if you start the hangout with a few people that you know, it could later on turn out to be a completely different crowd.
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