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10 Tricks to Master Google Hangouts

Video conferencing has rapidly become a preferred communications tool for teams, and Google Hangouts is one of the easiest video conferencing tools to use. It runs straight from your web browser; no need to install special software, just visit Google Hangouts and invite guests to join you.

But there’s more to Hangouts than this simplicity suggests. Lifehacker’s David Nield shares 10 tips for getting the most out of Google Hangouts:

  • Search your conversations from Gmail
  • Make it easier to be found
  • Mute notifications
  • Doodle on your messages
  • Tell your contacts what you’re up to
  • Tell your contacts where you are
  • Use different ringtones for different people
  • Keep chats on top of other windows
  • Format text in conversations
  • Change the background colour

Read about these tips in detail at Lifehacker Australia

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