It is easy to set up and all you need is a google account to get started. Bottom-line: Google Hangouts looks great and is both fun and easy to use. Through Hangouts we have the possibility to create a common chat room, schedule video conferences and exchange information. It easily installs on your phone, tablet or desktop through the browser. Overall: I use Hangouts for fast,real time communication between myself and all of my management staff at Paystack.
All this information is analyzed and reports prepared for the managers and executives of the organization. I really like your function of adding or scheduling meetings in the calendar. Short video calls are quite convenient and I use it to clarify anything from colleagues in the workplace. Google made big advances in this territory. This isn't a deal breaker for me though, just something I will like to see for security reasons.
Pros: It is fast, secure and reliable. It will be very handy from the first day onward. Also, I found myself hesitant to respond to Hangouts voice calls and video messages that I wasn't informed of beforehand. I don't like its lack of organization: if i need to find a specific part of a conversation, there is no easy way of do it. Hangouts has the potential to be the best messaging app on any platform, but it turns out merging four distinct messaging systems together can be a little, well, messy.
Cons: The requirement to mandatorily have a gmail account before one is able to use Hangout is the only Con I have seen so far with Hangout. Pros: Google Hangouts is a totally free tool that will allow us to keep in touch with our team at any place and at any time. If you are a parent, view your child's communities. It works over WiFi and with your device's data plan. All you need is a google account. A cloud operated messaging service, that was right there, in the most modern ubiquitous web mail there is. I often cannot find messages I need in the history.
Overall: Generally, I would say google hangouts is the perfect business tool to use for your business when it comes to effective communication. On your browser, it's there. However, the chat is maintained and the interface is much better with this update. Cons: I have no reserved view about Hangouts. Cons: There appear to be two versions you can install in your Chrome browser. Video Quality: Video streaming stalled sometimes and had trouble resolving. I'm talking about connectivity through your mobile app.
The app also offers a plenty of applications to the users. Which in turn makes it difficult at times to tune out when the work day is over. Screen sharing is possible with other members and is provided for free of cost. We use Gmail at work and having Hangouts as another communication options is very helpful. If has an option of group chat where all the team members in an organization can be involved especially in the organizations.
There are other competing alternatives that offer a broader set of options I do not really think that Google is looking to compete with them, but actually offer something simple. As with all social networking, kids' usage should be monitored, as there aren't any safeguards that keep it completely kid-friendly. Google Hangouts made it easy for me to connect with my relatives, friends, colleagues, clients, and candidates without the fear of being charged costly international calling charges. Because if you have the Google Hangouts in your hand, you can enter all of your Google resources by just a few taps. Pros: My Gmail email is my primary email, and Hangouts is great because it is so easily integrated with my existing Gmail Address Book. Having the possibility of sending and receiving information in real time in several types of formats makes possible a much more fluid communication that allows to increase in a remarkable way the efficiency in the office. Pros: Google Hangouts have an easy to use system that allows you to instant message anyone else with a Gmail account.
As a video call tool, I have had a lot of issues on unstable internet connections because it won't end a call when it can't connect with the other person, it appears as if you were still on the video call when you are not, you cant end the call nor start a new one Overall: Google hangouts allows anyone on the place I work to communicate with anyone on the enterprise just by knowing their name, which helps a lot when you don't know everyone in the office building or if you haven't had a chance to talk face to face. I have always had some issues with pocket video call so i have to make sure to close the app completely. Thus, they get notified of your message as and when they come online. To make it a voice call, we have to start a video call and then we should switch the camera. Overall: I use Google Hangouts for a lot of business calls and my personal calls as well. That is the only time I have ever experienced any trouble with this software.