If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been invited to a Google Hangout. At SMILE, we use these for video conferencing and remote screen sharing.
Don’t panic, hanging out is free and easy. But let’s just check you’re ready to rock…
If you use Chrome, you’re all set as everything you need is built into your browser. Honestly, we love Chrome, and if you’re not using it yet it might be time to bite the bullet and give it a go. It’s worth it for the built in hangouts alone.
Other browsers may require you to download a plugin. Google has a handy page telling you everything you’ll need and how to get it: https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/3110347?hl=en-GB
You’ll need to be signed in with a Google account in order to join the call. These are free and easy to obtain if you don’t have one already. You can sign up for a Google account here: https://accounts.google.com/signup