Google Hangouts, Google Voice, Video calls

If you use Google’s Hangouts, you’ll be happy to know that Google has announced a few changes to the service that will be especially helpful to those with Google Apps for work accounts. The changes are detailed as follows:

  • Adding attendees more efficiently. Getting lots of attendees into the same meeting can be challenging if they belong to different organizations. Starting later today, if you’re a Google Apps for work customer, you can just send the Hangout video call URL to your attendees and as long as they have a Google account (work or personal) they can join.
  • Easier to show what’s on your screen. Presenting to a large group? When using the screenshare app in Hangouts, you can now present to everyone in the meeting. No one needs to search for the right tiny screen to click on — presenters can now make their screen front and center for everybody, automatically.
  • Reducing ambient noise. When you’re in a video call, keyboard noise and other background sounds shouldn’t get in the way of your conversation. We’ve improved our ambient noise filters so now, instead of muting you entirely when you’re typing, we’ll detect the key clicks and only filter those out.

The changes above were detailed on Google Plus. You can find the latest version of hangouts for mobile devices using this QR code.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at