Intro to Hangouts
Google Hangouts is now available to Connect customers. Hangouts is an instant messaging tool which allows you to chat online with a person or a group of people. Hangouts is convenient to use, in part because it works on Windows and Mac computers, tablets and smartphones. Also, Hangouts conversations can be sync'ed automatically across devices, so you can start a Hangouts chat on your computer and continue on another device, like your phone.
If you choose to use Hangouts as your Instant Messaging tool, please make sure to read Guidelines on Messaging Etiquette.
Hangouts Client Options
There are several ways to access Hangouts. The browser extension and desktop app run on both Windows and Mac, but the Chrome web browser is required. You might like the desktop app best since it opens in a separate window that can be configured to open automatically when you log on to your computer. If you prefer not to install a program or app, you can access Hangouts via any web browser at https://hangouts.google.com/
Chrome browser extension - click here to obtain
Chrome desktop app - click here to obtain
Android devices - click here to obtain
iOS devices - click here to obtain
You can follow the links below for instructions on how to use Hangouts:
Complete instructions can be found here.