Google Adds Hangouts Video Call Support To Slides

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Google announced new functionality for Slides, its presentation app (basically its version of Powerpoint), which lets people share their presentations via Hangouts videos calls.

"As you get ready for the big meeting, all you need is your Android phone or tablet," says Google Slides software engineer Fenil Shah. "With one tap of the present button, you’ll see the option to present to a Hangouts video call. Meetings that are scheduled on your calendar will automatically be listed, so you can be up and running in no time."

"You’ll also get a handy look at who's on the call before you start presenting," adds Shah. "Once you’re ready to rock, you can use your mobile device to advance slides, view speaker notes and stay on track with a built-in timer."

The functionality is available on Android. The roll-out began on Wednesday, and is in the process of completing.

This is just the latest feature Google has added to make Slides presentations easier to share. A big one was announced in June, when Google announced Chromecast and Airplay support. That's available for both Android and IOS.

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