What is it?
Google Hangouts is a communication platform which includes instant messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features. Hangouts allows conversations between two or more users. The service can be accessed online through the Gmail or Google+ websites, or through mobile apps available for Android and iOS.
How to get started
Google hangouts is free to use via https://hangouts.google.com.
“I used Hangouts for online Q&A sessions, and it allowed me to do much of the same things I do in class. It worked really well for me and my students”
Dr. Guido Berens