As you’ve probably heard, Google+ is now open to everyone! No more invites necessary. But, that’s not all. When all your friends sign up they’ll be greeted by a bunch of new features that make Google+ a great tool for sharing and communicating on college campuses! Here are some ideas for how the new features that launch today can work for you:
- Hangouts with extras: Group projects just got a whole lot easier. Video chat with your friends while using screen sharing and Google Docs integration to work collaboratively in real-time or doodle just for fun.
- Hangouts On Air: Only 10 people at a time can participate in a Google+ Hangout, but now, many more can be involved using Hangouts On Air, which broadcast live Hangouts in the Google+ stream. Perfect for panel discussions, large events, office hours, lectures, or master classes, this allows you and your friends to tune into an event without worrying about getting a seat...or even leaving your room. We’re starting with a limited number of broadcasters, but any member of the Google+ community can tune in.
- Search on Google+: Find people who share your interests and expand your Google+ network.
- Hangouts on mobile: Not at your computer but need to be part of a conversation? Now you can join a video chat from your Android phone by tapping on an existing hangout when it appears in your stream. This will be coming to iOS devices soon.
Posted by Toby Stein, Google+ Community Manager