Hangouts setup guide

  1. Install Hangouts.
  2. Choose your Hangout setting.
  3. Try out a chat and video conference in Hangouts.
  4. Add Hangouts app to your mobile device and desktop.
  5. Train your team.

What you'll need

A device with a camera and microphone

A Google Apps administrator account

10-15 minutes

Hangouts FAQ

  • Can people outside our organization join our Hangouts?

    Yes. External clients or customers can join a Hangout even if they don't have a Google Apps account. You also have the option to restrict access to Hangouts to only within your organization.

  • How many people can join a Hangout?

    Up to 15 people can join a Hangout at once, with no time limit. You can also use Hangouts On Air to broadcast a Hangout to as many people as you like (although there is still a limit of 15 active participants).

  • Is the content of our Hangouts secure?

    Yes. All video and audio streams in Hangouts are encrypted. Participants can join securely even if they're not in the office.

What you can do with Hangouts

Video chat with remote teammates and clients

Video chat with Hangouts

Break down barriers between remote sites and offices with easy video meetings. You can also choose to make just an audio call or message chat instead.

Join meetings from anywhere

Join meetings from anywhere

Video meetings are easy to set up and schedule. Join a meeting from wherever you're working through a Gmail message, a Calendar event, or even directly from any web browser.

Share your screen with your team

Share your screen with your team

With all your team on the call, present to everyone and share your screen so you can demo projects or get work done together on the spot.