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Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features

Google is encouraging people to use Google+ Hangouts during the holidays, and has partnered with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer special invitations builders and a holiday effects app. If ...
Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features
Written by Chris Crum
  • Google is encouraging people to use Google+ Hangouts during the holidays, and has partnered with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer special invitations builders and a holiday effects app.

    If you go here, you can schedule a holiday hangout, and Google will send invitations out with a Wallace and Gromit video.

    “Since hangouts let up to 10 people video chat at once, right from Google+ or Gmail, you can invite the whole family to join—and maybe a few friends too!” says product marketing manager Kevin Maguire.

    You can check out the holiday effects app here. It requires you to install a plugin, but then you can look like this:

    Holiday Hangout

    This is just the latest in Google’s holiday festivities. I guess they have to make up for losing Santa to Bing.

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