According to a recent press release, Google Hangouts doesn’t need a Google Account anymore. The update was made because the tech giant feels people should be free to take part in conferences any time they like to and any way they want to.
Google Hangouts may not have been businessmen’s first choice in point of online communication systems, but things could change any time now. The program could become popular in the near future due to the new update that the developer has prepared.
According to Patrick Wynn from Google for Work, the update will be rolled out in the following week. Once installed on a person’s computer, users will benefit of a wider category of options, including the one to freely take part in conferences.
Until recently, users had to have their own Google Hangouts account if they wanted to take part in conferences. From now on, only one colleague or employee has to have Google Hangouts and to invite the others to take part in the conference.
Wynn thinks it was about time for Google to make this change within Hangouts because joining an online meeting should be just as simple as walking into a room. He, nevertheless, reassured users that the online communication will be secure for all the members of the conversation.
To start a Hangouts conference, users have to get to the Google Calendar page and select the members he wants to invite. The guests simply have to accept the invitation without being obliged to create a special Hangouts account.
As expected, the announcement was well-received among users of the online service. They believe the process has been significantly simplified this way because workers no longer depend on their colleagues to initiate Hangouts conversations.
It is a good thing that Google has decided to improve its video chat services. Such options have become incredibly popular in the past years and almost all enterprises rely on them to carry out important international meetings.
Google Hangouts became an independent service in 2014 when it was re-launched as an enterprise-based service. Until then, it was just a feature among Google+ services.
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