Android App: Group Video Chat with Google+
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***If you haven’t heard of Google+, it is a new social networking site that allows you to share what you want with who you want. It features a whole slew of features (including some copied by Facebook) that make interacting with your friends much more interesting. As of today, G+ is out of private testing and open to the public, so grab your account!***
The Google+ app just received a major update; you can now group video chat using Google+ “Hangout.” Not only can you chat phone to phone, but computer to phone as well. This is a great way to video chat with someone that doesn’t have a front facing camera on their phone. Android 2.3 and up is required for video chat capabilities.
Apart from video chatting, the Google+ app provides the user with comprehensive control over their account. You can check your stream, update your status, manage your circles, check-in, message people, and of course post comments and pictures. The app feels fluid and works extremely well. So go ahead, give Google+ a try!
Google+: Click Me!
When you first open the Google+ app, be sure to activate Instant Upload. Now, every time you take a picture on your phone the picture will be automatically uploaded to Google+. No one will be able to see the pictures unless you explicitly share it. Instant Upload provides you with an instantaneous backup of your pictures and also makes it easier to share them later.
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