Video chat is one of the greatest wonders of science for humanity. Seeing your loved ones on your computer screen irrespective of their distance from you makes you feel alive and virtually close to them anywhere anytime. Google+ Hangouts is the latest group video chat portal developed by Google. Hangouts allow you to invite upto 10 people to video chat allowing you to do interviews, concerts and shows.
Hangouts let you to chat face to face with your family and friends whether you’re on a computer, tablet or a smart phone. Hangouts are gaining much appreciation among the corporate sectors also because virtual meetings can be hosted using Hangouts thus increasing team productivity. Furthermore, if you are an artist, you can now go Live in front of a global audience. Hangouts is a pretty great technology developed by Google having group chat feature.
Adding to the group chat feature, Google has now developed a new application called ‘Cameraman’ for Hangouts. This application allows you to select which of your guests appear to your viewers. In simple words, with this application you get a mute control on a person’s video feed. So if at anytime you don’t want that person to be globally seen among your viewers, you can simple click that mute button and hide that person from your viewers. If you hit the mute button again, the hidden person will be unmuted and will be seen in the broadcast again.
This is a great tool for an interview broadcast. Whether it is global or in your circles, you can easily mute a person and introduce him with your viewers and then let him come in the forefront or just mute him after you have finished interviewing him. Also the guests joining you in your hangouts are by default hidden. You can change this property by using the ‘Cameraman’ application.