5 uses for Google+ Hangouts

Google+ Hangouts allows users across the world to video chat, collaborate, and share with ease. There are a lot of features packed into the Hangouts application, at Dreamtek we have been using Google+ Hangouts internally and providing managed Google+ Hangout services and products to customers from the initial launch.

 

Hangouts for inter company chat

As a business with office locations in London, Hampshire, UAE, US, India and Bath our staff are in different time zones and locations or on the move. The challenge we face is how to keep the lines of communication open to everyone and create a team environment so that employees can collaborate and share information.

Google+ Hangouts,

Google+ Hangouts offers a perfect solution with the group conversations chat functionality we created a company group so that all members can post updates, ask colleagues a question, post photos and videos of projects they are working on.

 

Access anywhere

Google+ Hangouts is available on desktop and mobile, so even on the go you can keep up to date with what’s happening in the office – or if colleagues are at a trade show the office staff can see what’s happening too.

 

Finding your on-going conversations across devices and picking them back up is simple. You can scroll back through past Hangouts to re-live what you talked about.

Google+ Hangout mobile

Video calls

Every morning we use Google+ Hangouts video chat to have our team meetings, so team members can see each other and share any information they need to. And for a bit of fun you can even add apps and effects to your chats such as the YouTube app to share videos or adding hats and eyewear!

 

Customer demos

We conduct a number of our client meetings and demos via Google+ Hangouts as it’s such a quick and easy way to be face to face with up to 10 people and share information.

 

We also use Google+ Hangouts On Air when we record our customer events so that people who can’t make it to the physical event can watch and be a part of the event – the great bit is that it’s all stored on YouTube after the event giving you that SEO juice you need to help boost your SERPs.

 

Google+ Hangout events

We have worked with some well known brands and celebrities to produce Google+ Hangout events for their customers or superfans. Here are some examples:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/10755462/Henry-Winters-Google-hangout-Telegraphs-Football-Correspondent-discusses-the-weekends-key-games.html

 

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About Neeley Casserly, Dreamtek.

Group Marketing Director Dreamtek UK & UAE and The Virtual Forge Connect with Neeley and Dreamtek on Google+

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