Account Setup for Google Plus Hangouts & HOA (Hangouts on Air)
Account setup for Google Plus Hangouts & HOA (Hangouts on Air)… step by step comprehensive guide.
Updated for May 2013 and beyond:
How to setup your accounts for Google+ Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). This video will guide you through all the required steps to set up the various accounts needed in order to participate or create Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA).
Scroll down for some click-able time codes to jump to different parts of the video.
If you don’t have anything setup yet or you already have some accounts ready, this video is still useful to be sure that you are properly connected and verified by Google & YouTube in order to use this fantastic Video Conferencing & Broadcasting Tool.
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For more than a year now, I’ve been know as the “Hangout Helper” on Google Plus. I have helped countless people start using Hangouts and then get better and better with this fantastic video conferencing tool.
The most common request once people start to see the real value of the hangout tool, is “How can I get my co-workers or friends signed up to use this great tool?” To help out with that request, I have made this video.
I hope you share it with those you know that could benefit from using Google Plus Hangouts or Hangouts on Air, commonly referred to as HOA.
Here are some click-able time codes that will help you jump to certain areas in the video… great for review:
0:00 – Introduction
0:17 – What are Hangouts?
0:41 – Two Main types, Regular and HOA
1:36 – Getting started with Account Setup (setting up Gmail)
2:53 – Starting with a Gmail Account, moving forward
3:40 – Adding a Profile Picture (no more ‘Blue Heads’)
5:19 – ‘Upgrade’ to Google+
6:24 – Inside Google+ and the ‘Home Stream’
7:18 – Start A Hangout (the first time – install stuff)
8:19 – Invite other people into a Hangout
8:41 – Hangout Interface Basics
10:07 – Getting Ready for HOA – Hangouts on Air
11:24 – Verify/Setup your YouTube account (required for HOA)
13:26 – Verified YouTube, Moving into the HOA Interface
15:04 – What comes next…
15:28 – What Hangouts can do for you
Since you may be new to Google Plus, allow me to offer you 2 links to my more popular posts about Using Google+ that will help you get up and running most efficiently using this new service.