No one can deny the popularity of Google and Google+ Hangouts on Air happens to be the premier feature so far as the Google applications are concerned. With the introduction of the Google+ Hangouts on Air, many facilities that were hitherto out of the reach of the viewers.
What the Hangouts are?
Basic features of hangouts are as follows.
- Floated on air; hangouts help the viewers watch and also join the discussions that are hosted by either individual entities or organizations.
- It works as the social webinar platform for the viewers and the best part of it is that it is completely free of cost for the viewers.
Problem of Understanding
However there is a cliché in all this. Many people and viewers that are familiar with the presence of Google+ Hangouts on air are not aware of the extremely user friendly apps that come alongside these hangouts. The fact remains that these hangouts offer the best was for either hosting or getting involved in interactive discussions.
Best Use of Hangouts
Use of certain apps can enhance the experience of using hangouts on Google+ and can take the experience of the user to a different level altogether. Having a look at the top seven apps that can achieve this objective would be good for the viewer concerned. It would also open up the avenues for engaging the viewers in a better way while using Google+ Hangouts on Air.
The Embed App
Viewers can find the top side of the Hangouts dashboard and is located in close proximity to the orange colored ‘Start Broadcast” button at the left.
- The button can be used for generating HTML codes.
- Viewers will be able to view it directly from their website.
- Hangouts can be broadcast from customized landing pages.
It is one of the default applications that are connected with all the Hangouts on Air. It helps the broadcaster to ensure that everything is running rightly. This feature can be used slowly as well as steadily to introduce the participants one at a time.
Question & Answer App
This is the third app that helps the viewers to ask questions and get answers from the participants at the time of the broadcast. Only the host can have control over the app and it is the chat feature that can be used on webinar platforms. It is also possible directly answering questions through it. Feedback can help the business and with this app the viewers can drive discussions and all types of future hangouts.
Screen Share App
Using this application the viewers can share the screen of Google+ Hangout with others in the process of broadcast for collaboration as well as presentations. Usefulness of screen sharing is useful for mobile device holders like laptops and tablets and the Hangouts also carry similar features.
Hangout Toolbox App
The 5th app that can enhance the experience of using hangout is toolbox app that can be installed using the “view more apps” and “add apps” tabs one after another. It enables the viewers to set up lower third on their screen during hangouts.
Slideshare presentation can be created with the application helping out discussion, reviews and control of slides to be passed on during broadcast.
Google Drive App
The 7th and most important apps on hangouts is the Google Drive that allows one to manage all documents and data online instead of downloading them.
One thing is certain that use of these seven apps can enhance the experience of using Google+ Hangouts on air for the user.