All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hangouts’

Yes, Your Google Hangouts Can Be Wiretapped

Google encrypts your Hangouts conversations, but it doesn’t use end-to-end encryption. This means that Google can wiretap your Hangouts at the government’s request. That’s one big revelation from a recent reddit AMA with Richard Salgado, Google’s director for law enforcement and information security, and David Lieber, Google’s senior privacy policy counsel. The American Civil Liberties Union’s chief technologist Christopher Soghoian …

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Google Hangouts App For Android Gets New Features

Google launched an update for its Hangouts app for Android that includes a bunch of new features. For one, there are new “smart suggestions” in conversations. “When you’re trying to meet up with friends in real life and someone asks, ‘Where are you?’, Hangouts can now understand what you need and offer to help,” explains Google’s Rhett Robinson. “You’ll see …

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Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App

Google announced the launch of a new Hangouts Chrome app for Chrome OS and Windows, which it calls a “simpler, faster way to use Hangouts on your computer alongside whatever else your’e doing.” The point is that it keeps your chats accessible without getting in the way while you’re working, browsing reddit, watching Netflix or whatever. “Your contact list and …

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Google Hangouts Get Google Voice Integration

Google has begun rolling out Google Voice integration to its Hangouts app. Users are being greeted with a message that says “Migrate Google Voice to Hangouts”. This lets users receive voicemail and send text messages in Hangouts. Users can turn the functionality on or decline to do so. Android Police appears to be the first to have reported on this, …

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Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily

Google has added a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail to let you see more easily who’s online. The company announced the feature on its Gmail Google+ page. It says: Starting today it’s easier to see which of your chat buddies are currently online, thanks to a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail. In this new tab, friends who are …

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Google Gives Businesses A Hangout Button To Let Customers Video Chat From Their Sites

Google launched a new Hangout start button for businesses and developers, which can be embedded in any app or website. Google has already worked with a few enterprise software companies including Zendesk and Freshdesk for customer support hangouts, Zoho for recruiting hangouts, Lucidchart and Smartsheet for document and team collaboration. “Hangouts change the way employees connect and collaborate,” a spokesperson …

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Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed contacts are in order of most recent chats. The new version also includes recent conversation snippets and a new contact …

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Google Discusses New Campaign Type For Display Network

Google hosted a “Hangout on Air” today about getting better performance out of Search Network with Display Select. This is a new hybrid campaign type, which the company says drives 35% better ROI for advertisers compared to the old Search and Display Networks campaign. In the hangout, Google Display Network product marketing manager Katie Hamilton speaks with Rich Griffin, the …

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Learn More About Ecommerce And Goal Tracking In Google Analytics

Google recently held a Google+ hangout discussing how to utilize ecommerce and goal tracking. it’s actually the second part in a series of hangouts about Analytics, if you’re selling online, this one might be for you. The next part in the series will focus on the multi-channel funnel, event flow and visitors flow. You can keep an eye on the …

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Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts

When Google recently transitioned Gmail’s chat feature to Hangouts, it got rid of voice calling, but Google announced that is back as part of Hangouts. In addition to that, calls to the US and Canada are free from all countries where the feature is available. “For those of you who have taken the plunge and are using desktop Hangouts in …

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Google+ Gets 41 New Features, Including Stream Redesign [Google I/O 2013]

At Google I/O 2013, Google announced that Google+ was going to get 41 new features in the coming year. Those new features will be added to three key areas – stream, hangouts and photos. The first major change is an entire upheaval of the Google+ stream on desktop from a single column to a multi-column design. Some photos and videos …

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Google Sets Up Mother’s Day Page To Suggest Gift Ideas And More

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Do you have all the preparations ready to celebrate the most important woman in your life? If not, Google’s got your back. Google announced today that it has launched a special Mother’s Day page to help sons and daughters everywhere plan an extra special day for their mothers. The page includes a gift guide (with …

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