How Does Google Hangouts Work?


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Google Hangouts relays conversations through text, images, emoji and calls. It transmits information when there is Internet access but users can communicate with others even when they are offline. Information is delivered when they log into Hangouts.

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Google Hangouts connects up to 10 people for a conference call. It is operable from computers and mobile devices. It lets a user know the status of individuals he would like to chat with. Unread messages appear in bold face and the recipient can tell when the other party is typing. It lets users check if the recipient has read the message and sends an alert regarding messages sent while offline. Hangouts archives previous conversations and replicates them across a user's devices.

Hangouts places calls and sends texts to mobile phones. It allows live streams and recording. Hangouts initiates from Gmail, Google Plus, Chrome, Android or iOS devices. It permits users with Google accounts to interact and sends an invitation to recipients who do not have a Google account to notify them of a pending chat.

Google Hangouts allows users to search for participants using their name or email address. Calls to mobile in the United States and Canada are free. Charges are very low for other areas. A message appears in red when it fails to send. Hangouts also allows users to draw and send images.

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