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Four Apps You Need to Add to Google Hangouts

October 1, 2019 by Bobby J Davidson
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Google Hangout

Google Hangouts is a functional and convenient app designed by the developers over at Google. It is a communication platform that allows users to make video calls, voice calls, and send text messages. Businesses have taken advantage of this app due to its ability to allow them to have a conference with up to 10 people at one time.

Businesses and educational institutions can invest in a paid version of the app, which allows people to have a conference with up to 25 people. Most medium-sized and big businesses have found Google Hangouts a useful app, as it enables them to have meetings with several people regardless of their location.

Whether you’re using the app for business or personal purposes, you can increase the functionality of this communication app by integrating other apps to it. Yes, you can download and add apps to Google Hangouts.

You can access Google Hangouts via Android, iOS, Chrome, web browser, and even using a landline phone for making voice calls. If you want to enhance the capabilities of Google Hangouts, you can add the following apps to it:

1.     YouTube

Who doesn’t use YouTube, right? When you’re hanging out with several people via Google Hangouts, you can share YouTube videos with them in real time. Once you have added YouTube to Google Hangouts, select ‘add videos to playlist’, select the video you want to stream, and select ‘press current video’.

If you love watching YouTube videos with your friends or like to watch videos while you are doing other things, add the YouTube app to Google Hangouts to begin playing a video of your choice.

2.     Google Drive

You can use Google Drive from within Google Hangouts. Google Drive is an incredible app for people who want to store images, stories, drawings, recordings, videos, designs, and files on a secure platform. You receive 15 GB of free storage.

No matter where you are or what device you’re using, you can access Google Drive from anywhere—smartphone, handheld device, and desktop computer. If you want to share folders and files with others on Google Hangouts, you can do that with ease.

You don’t need any email attachment if you have Google Drive added to Google Hangouts. You can always upgrade your storage if you want. You will have to pay money for additional storage though. You can pay for additional storage via PayPal or credit card.

3.     ScreenShare

There are times when you need to discuss a topic with one or more people but you’re unable to do that. Instead, you have to turn to your computer to show them what you’re looking at. With ScreenShare, you do not need to do that. You can share what is on your screen through ScreenShare with ease.

You can share remote device content which includes videos, images, music, web pages, and other types of documents via this app, directly from your smartphone or any other handheld device to other devices. You can share what you’re viewing if the other person also downloads the app on their device.

In addition to this, you can download two other mini apps, ScreenShare browser and ScreenShare Organizer. ScreenShare Organizer allows you to share and play music, images, videos, documents, and more from within the app whereas ScreenShare browser allows you to go online without being in the radius of a Wi-Fi signal. By far, this remains one of the most popular dual screen apps to download on your device.

4.     Google Calendar

You can add video calls you need to make to Google Calendar under events. In doing so, it makes it easier for people to join you. Be sure to add the link of the video call, either on the calendar event, or in an email if you’re sending email invites.

Consider going premium. Premium features allow you to title your video calls when you add them to the calendar event page. Enter the name of the URL to join another video call. You will also be able to view the latest video calls planned.

You don’t even need to open your calendar to find the link to the video call on Google Hangouts. Since you may have planned several videos, you need to name them all differently so people who plan on joining you during the video call know which one they need to click.

Final Word

You will receive an incredible number of advantages if you download Google Hangouts on all your devices. You can add several different apps on Google Hangouts. If you create videos on a regular basis or need an app to talk with others in real time, you can do all of that via the different apps available to download and use with Google Hangouts. Go ahead and add these apps to Google Hangouts today!

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