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Learning To Use Hangouts On Air

How Hangouts on Air Work

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Hangout on Air is a way to record and share your discussions live and have them be replayed over and over again. Google Hangout on Air works with YouTube to stream your hangout live. It allows you to invite customers, friends or whoever to your public forum.

How Hangouts on Air Work

You’ll need to sign in to your Google+ account to begin with. Then go to the Home menu located on the left side of your screen. Scroll down and Clickthe “Hangouts on Air.”

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Click the “Start a Hangout on Air” button.

Here, Google+ asks you to connect to your YouTube account.

Verify your YouTube account by entering your phone number and using the verification code you receive.

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Next you need to go back to the Google Hangout on Air screen and confirm YouTube and your Google plus accounts are connected.

Starting Your Hangout on Air

Give your Hangout a name and invite people to view it. The name you use here will be the title of the Hangout post in your Google+ stream and your YouTube recording. It cannot be changed in Hangouts after you set. It can be adjusted in the resulting YouTube video later though.

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You can invite people from your circles or individuals. Extended circles or the public cannot be invited to join the broadcast as a participant.

Agree to the Terms. Click the start broadcast button on the right and confirm you want to broadcast your hangout publicly. 4-hangouts publicly

 Your broadcast has now started. When you are finished, simply click the End Broadcast button to stop the broadcast.

Once the broadcast is done, it is automatically converted to a static video on YouTube where people can watch it and comment on it whenever they want.

Finding your Video

Your Hangout on Air video is available on your Google+ home page. Once the Hangout is finished, the video is automatically posted publicly to your YouTube channel as well as any other live streams you have, such as embedded links on your website.

You can edit your Hangout on Air video using YouTube’s video editor. Or download it and use your own editing software like Camtasia.

The easiest way for people to find your recorded broadcast is to create a page on your blog with the embedded video stream. You can embed the live player of your Hangout on Air by copying the YouTube URL or HTML code and pasting it onto your blog page.

There is some processing time. It can take a few minutes or several hours.

Preview your recording once it is done processing. Play it from start to finish and pay close attention to the beginning and ending. You can add tags, change the view from public to private, and add thumbnails or other things. You do this by clicking on the title of the video in the video manger, clicking on edit video or edit settings.

Hangouts On Air Summary

In this post we discussed signing up for Google Hangouts On Air, then got into the start up of a Hangout on Air.  You need r invite people from your circles and broadcast publicly to increase your audience.

In the next post we will provide some valuable tips, so stay tuned.

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