Tuesday, February 05, 2013

More Tech for Birth! Google Hangouts!

Tired of social media just including Facebook and Twitter?  

Frustrated that Skype is just 1-1?  

Enter Google+ Hangouts!

Google+ Hangouts is a free video chat service from Google with unique features that allows 1-1 chats OR group chats with up to 10 total people at a time.  This can be valuable for birth organizations who wish to save money and use video conferencing for staff/board meetings, childbirth classes, interviews, demonstrations or even consultations.  Friends or family out of town?  Let everyone Hangout together!

Hangouts can be used on laptops as well as desktop computers and Android/iPhone mobile devices. Video chats can be recorded for anyone who missed the meeting.  Users need only to go to www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangoutplugin to download the free Plugin, which literally downloads in seconds.  Mobile users need to download the Google+ app.

I found this extremely helpful tutorial to help you set up for a Google+Hangout!  Get started today and join me for an upcoming Google Birth Hangout (GBH)!  Email me at info@birthsource.com if you'd like to be included in an invitation for a GBH!

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