Google may be working on new Meeting platform

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Google Plus user Florian Kiersch has stumbled upon a new product that Google may be working on called GMeet. The application appears to be an online conferencing solution, possibly built on top of Google’s Hangouts platform. There is not much information available about what GMeet can do since it appears Google is limiting access to their own staff, but it looks like it might be similar to services like GoToMeeting or WebEx. Read more

PSA: Sending a Hangout message using your voice does not work for SMS messages through Hangouts or with Android Wear

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We’re not sure exactly when this feature launched, but it appears that you can now use your voice through Google Now to send a Hangouts Message. All you need to say is, “Send a Hangouts message” or “Send a chat message”. You can also add a name to streamline it as in “Send a Hangouts message to Jodie” or even add the message is in “Send a Hangouts message to Jodie What do you want for dinner?”.

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Hangouts Android app and Chromebox for Meetings devices get easy guest invite support

Google-Hangouts-logoGoogle recently introduced¬†a feature for Google Apps customers that allows them to easily invite guests to join a video call by simply sharing a link instead of actually inviting a specific person through their email account. It’s a useful feature that simplifies group video chats, especially in a work situation. Read more

Google+ splits into Photos and Streams in reorganization

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In an effort to boost Google+, Google announced that it will be splitting the service into two distinct services in a recent reorganization. Not only that, but it looks like product VP Bradley Horowitz will lead the newly reorganized Google+ endeavor. He will oversee the split with it dividing into Streams and Photos. This comes off a recent interview with Android and Chrome head, Sundar Pichai.

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