Google Hangouts

What Do I Need?

Last week we were asked if Google Hangouts were possible from an iPhone4S. We ummed and ahhed, the IT person ummed and ahhed and then we all independently Googled it. And, yes it is possible. As it turns out you can make a Google Hangout from just about anything that’s connected to the internet.

Google-Hangouts-logo

So, What Is a Hangout?

Well, it feels pretty much like a chat window. You can send messages, emoji, and photos, make phone and video calls and mostly it’s free.

What Else Do I Need?

You can do it through Gmail, Goolge+ Page or Profile, Chrome desktop app, an Android or iOS app, or with the Chrome extension. Gosh! What more could you want
The catch is that you really need to have a Google Account. You might not know this but your Bank Street email account is really a Google account.

The Final Frontier

From what students and faculty tell us Google groups and drives are pretty popular – the next step is to include Hangouts!

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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