How to use Google Hangouts

 

You will need to get a Google account if you don't already have one by visiting https://accounts.google.com/SignUp

You can use Google Hangouts from different channels and platforms:

Gmail interface on your computer:

  1. You should see an avatar on the left side of the screen and a video icon beside it. Clicking on the icon opens up a new window where you add an email address (yuko@clutterless.ca) to send an invitation to a video call.
  2. If there is no video icon, click on the plus sign (+) and enter an email address (yuko@clutterless.ca) to send an invitation to a video call. 

Google Hangouts website:

  1. Go to https://hangouts.google.com/ and sign in.
  2. Click on the contact icon (people icon) on the left.
  3. Click "New Conversation" and enter the email address (yuko@clutterless.ca).
  4. A new small window will open up. Click "Send Invitation" or click on the video icon. 

Android: 

  1. Download the Hangouts app.
  2. Open the app, click on the plus sign "+" on the right bottom.
  3. Click New video call.
  4. Enter the email address (yuko@clutterless.ca).

Iphone/Ipad:

  1. Download the Hangouts app
  2. Open the app, click on the contact icon (people icon) on the left bottom.
  3. On top, enter the email address (yuko@clutterless.ca)
  4. Click on the email address and select Video call.

For additional info, please visit Google Help:
How to start a Hangouts video call (on your computer)
How to start a Hangouts video call (on Android)
How to start a Hangouts video call (Iphone/Ipad)

If you prefer using video chatting services other than Google Hangouts or Skype, please let me know. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer services via FaceTime. Thanks for understanding.