In the last post we looked at circles, the way to organize the people in your life on Google+. Now we’re going to look at a very cool way to connect with those people.
One of the most intriguing new features of Google+ is the Hangout; simply put the group video chat feature.
To start a Hangout just look for the button in the right column of your Google+ page. Once clicked you’ll be able to open your Hangout to people in your circles.
I’ve found that if you’re in the middle of a chat with them G+ will automatically send them the invite via chat, but if not it may only appear in their stream.
The quality is comparable to Skype. I’ve had a few Hangouts, and sometimes the audio and video was good, other times there were echoes and the video was more like an 8-bit video game.
While pants are optional for a Hangout, I strongly recommend a shirt.