Google Hangouts is the successor to Google Chat. It's great for sending a quick chat message, calling phones from your computer, or holding meetings with people spread over campus or the world! It is now one of the core apps covered under the terms of service agreement Stony Brook (SUNY) has with Google.
You can instant message (text/chat) in Hangouts right away. To make video/voice calls, you'll need a microphone, headphones/speakers, and a webcam. If you don't have these, you may be able to borrow them from A/V Services.
Sign into Google hangouts with your email@example.com email address and use your NetID password. Already signed into another Google app? No need to sign in again.
New to Video Chat?
If you're new to video chat, familiarize yourself with some basic video-chat etiquette before you make your first call. The link below offers a quick written guide, as well as a video tutorial.
Benefits of Google Hangouts
Hangouts greatly enhances the collaborative experience and enables committees, project teams, and researchers to make free video calls directly from their computers, smartphones, and tablets.
25-Person Video Chats
Hangouts with other SBU Google Accounts can have up to 25 people (with non SBU Google accounts, can have up to 10).
Hangout with Anyone
Add Hangouts to Calendar Events
Need to hold a meeting online? Add, change, or join a Google Hangout through Google Calendar events.
Share Your Screen
Show your audience a slide show presentation or what is on your screen.
Hangout on Any Device
Use Hangouts on your computer or Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.
Hangouts for Work
Hangouts for Work
This Hangouts enhancement will be supported in a coming version of the Android and iOS Hangout apps.
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