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  • #2674

    Douglas
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    One of my friends at BorisFX suggested that I should use Google Hangouts instead of Skype.
    Since Microsoft took over Skype it started to change in many ways that I did not like.
    However it still does a reasonable job. But my curiosity has been awakened and I am now researching Google Hangouts and what it can offer.
    For Gaijin-Eyes I would be interested in the screen sharing, the video conferencing and ever live webinars.
    Do any of you have any comments, positive or negative, about Hangouts?
    Regards
    Douglas

    #2678

    Ken
    Participant

    Hi Douglas
    To be honest I had never heard of it but then I’m not really into social media.
    I have now looked it up and the reviews are not that positive but then people only review the bad point never the good.

    #2682

    Douglas
    Keymaster

    Ken,
    As you know I am not a social media person myself.
    In testing Hangouts a bit I began to get swamped by lots of stuff from Google.
    The application is quite popular in business circles, but I have been unable to find how to call free via Hangouts to other countries.
    I mean by just using a microphone and talk directly with another person (as on Skype) without having to pay for telephone calls.
    Today I did a test run of another possible chat/screen-share application.
    Much simpler and free. Again not as well developed as Skype, but certainly could be used when the person I want to screen share with does not have Skype.
    It is called Talky.io
    I chatted with members in the USA earlier today.
    I will be testing with Europe in about 2 hours from now.
    I will add your name to the invitation list when I send out the email.
    Regards
    Douglas

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