Getting Started with Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is commonly used at PSU for video chats, group text chats, and to publish video content to YouTube. There are many additional online resources available for Google+ and Google Hangouts if you need more help. 

NOTE: You can have up to 25 participants in a Google Hangout.

Log In to your PSU Google+ Account

  1. Make sure you are logged out of any personal Gmail accounts to avoid confusion. 
  2. Log in to your PDX Gmail account with your ODIN account information.
  3. From the upper right corner, click on the +YourName link.
Start a Video Hangout from Google+
  1. Click on the Hangouts icon from the upper right toolbar in Google+. Select New Hangout.
  2. Choose people to invite from the list, or use the search bar to add participants.
  3. Click the video icon  to start a video call.
  4. A Hangout window opens. Use the toolbar at the top of the page to invite participants, turn the microphone or camera on and off, and for other settings.
  5. If you are having audio or video problems, use this Google tutorial or contact the OIT Helpdesk for assistance. 

Accept a Google+ Hangout Request

  1. Log into your Google+ account.
  2. An invitation will appear on your Google+ homepage. Click Join Hangout.
  3. A Hangout window opens. Use the toolbar at the top of the page to invite participants, turn the microphone or camera on and off, and other settings. 

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