Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Website

Google has finally given Hangouts its own dedicated site. Head on over to hangouts.google.com, and you’ll find a full-fledged web client for Google’s popular messaging service. “We are launching another way to use Hangouts today. From our new site you’ll…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts

Google has just taken steps to eliminate a small, but annoying aspect of Google+ Hangouts: keyboard sounds. In an update launched today, Google will now mute your mic when you’re typing. Google’s Tim Haloun explains it as such: Does anyone…

Joe Biden Is Talking About Guns On Google+ Again

In January, Vice President Joe Biden participated in a Google+ hangout, discussing gun violence. Today, he will do so again. This is part of the White House’s series of fireside hangouts. Biden will discuss reducing gun violence with mayors from…

U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series

Google announced today that the U.S. Department of State is launching a series of Google+ Hangouts, starting Friday, April 19 with one featuring Secretary of State John Kerry. The series follows various hangouts this year from members of the Obama…

Watch This Google Hangout On Improving Your Site (For AdSense)

Google recently held a Google+ hangout sharing tips for improving the user experience on your site, which it uploaded to its AdSense YouTube channel. This week, Google shared the video on the AdSense blog bringing it to our attention. The…

Today’s Your Chance To Hang Out With Halle Berry On Google+

We’ll see how much of a ghost town Google+ is tonight when Halle Berry shows up for a hang out to promote the new Brad Anderson flick The Call. (image) (image) Google+3 hours ago Have you ever dreamed of meeting…

Learn More About Enhanced Campaigns On The Google Display Network

Google recently launched Enhanced Campaigns in AdWords, a controversial move in the advertising world. Controversial as they may be, they’re not going away, and Google is encouraging advertisers to upgrade. Either way, upgrades will start happening automatically on July 22.…

‘Capture’ All of Your Hangout Antics with New Google+ App

Google is making it easier for you to capture all of your Hangout shenanigans with the launch of a new app inside the popular Google+ feature. It’s called Hangouts Capture. “Google+ Hangouts bring people together, and when they do, all…