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How To Do a Google Hangout

Posted by on Wed, March 12th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Getting together with your friends is great!  But what if your friends are spread all over the country, or even the world?  It can be difficult to coordinate schedules, find a good airfare and make your mini-reunion happen.

What if there was an easier, more efficient solution?  Guess what – there is!  Google Hangouts!!! If you’ve never heard of Google Hangouts, hang on – we’ll give you all the information you need to set one up!

Q: What is a Google Hangout?

A: Hangouts lets you send messages, emoji, photos, and start video calls with your friends and family. You can start a Hangout from Gmail, Google+, your Android or iOS device, or with the Chrome extension.

Q: Who can you start a Google Hangout with?

A: You can start a Hangout with anyone you’d like as long as the person has a Google account.

  • Want to start a Hangout with someone who has a Google account?  If you start a Hangout with someone who uses Hangouts, Gmail, or Google+, they’ll receive a notification the next time they sign in. If you are not in a circle they have enabled for Hangouts, or if you haven’t used Google Chat or Talk with them before, they will get a  Hangouts request.
  • Want to start a Hangout with someone who doesn’t have a Google account?  If you start a Hangout with someone who doesn’t have a Google account, an invitation will be sent to their email address asking them to get Hangouts.

Here’s how you can start a Google Hangout

1.  Select the people you want to have a Hangout with. Here are three ways to find people:

  • Find people by scrolling through your Hangouts list.
  • Click the + button at the top of your Hangouts list and type a name, email address, or phone number.
  • Search for a Google+ circle using the search box at the top of your Hangouts list.
2.  Click the grey check mark next to the person’s name or the circle.
3.  Repeat the first two steps to add additional people.
4.  Click the message button or the video call button .
  • You can also add people by typing a person’s name and then pressing Tab to select the person. Repeat this process until you’ve selected everyone you want to add and then press Enter.
  • If you have enabled the Hangouts Chrome extension, Hangouts started in Gmail or Google+ will open outside of the browser window.
Here’s how you can start a Hangout from your Google+ page
  1. Log in to your Google+ account.
  2. From your Google+ account main menu, click Pages.
  3. Select the Google+ page for which you’d like to start a Hangout.
  4. Click Manage this page.
  5. Click Start a hangout.

For more questions about starting a Google Hangout – CLICK HERE.

Would you be interested in participating in a Google Hangout with your fellow Swaggernauts and Team Swagbucks members?  And if so, what should we talk about?!

Let’s Hangout soon!

-Team Swagbucks


How Swagbucks Works For Me – mythpunk13

Posted by on Wed, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Anytime we read about a Swaggernaut using our site to help save money, we get a great big smile.  Keep it up!! Today, say hello to mythpunk13, from Longview, WA.  Learn about how she and her husband are making Swagbucks work for them! Like many Americans these days, my husband and I struggle to balance ... Read More »

A Few Hands of Blackjack with apk1987 for 100 SB

Posted by on Wed, March 12th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Happy Wednesday, Swag Nation! I hope you guys are ready for a great Swaggernaut suggested Game Challenge. apk1987 is our host today and they’ve got us playing a Swag Nation favorite. Not only that, but I really hope they show up and hang out with us because they have a really cool interesting fact it’d ... Read More »

This Means War…

Posted by on Tue, March 11th, 2014 at 9:58 am
Let’s face it – sometimes, you just need to have a Water War!  Check out this hilarious SBTV video from The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon! What’s your favorite card game?  I love playing solitaire, but can never find someone to play with me -Team Swagbucks  

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays is Joking Around

Posted by on Tue, March 11th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Hey Swaggernauts! It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays (a.k.a. TTPTP), the contest where your creativity is rewarded with Swag Bucks (in addition to that warm, fuzzy feeling). Instead of all the bells and whistles, we’re going to keep it really simple. If you want a chance to win ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – RobzPrincess

Posted by on Mon, March 10th, 2014 at 2:00 pm
We really love reading about our members who are having babies!!!  Today, please say hello to RobzPrincess, from Mesa, AZ.  As she and her husband prepare for the arrival of their second ‘Lil Swaggernaut, read how they plan to use Swagbucks to help out! My Swag Name is RobzPrincess. Swagbucks is about to help change my ... Read More »

Music Monday: A Birthday Tune We Can All Sing

Posted by on Mon, March 10th, 2014 at 11:00 am
Happy Monday!  It’s a special day in Swag Nation (well, every day is special really) but on THIS day, a certain number of years ago – I was born.  Yes – today is my birthday! Music has always been a huge part of my life, whether I’m singing a song in the car, rocking out ... Read More »

Do You Want a Piece of 1,000,000 Swag Bucks?!

Posted by on Mon, March 10th, 2014 at 9:02 am
We’ve never done this before.  Repeat – we’ve never done this before! We are giving away 1,000,000 Swag Bucks.  One Million.  Un Millon.  Ein Milljon.  One Milliun.  You get the idea. Now get in on the action!! Beginning on Monday, March 17th (that’s one week from today) we will pick one lucky winner EVERY WEEKDAY ... Read More »

Swagbucks Tips and Tricks – Updating Your Email Notifications

Posted by on Mon, March 10th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Good morning, Swaggernauts!  It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it? We know you get a lot of email.  Who doesn’t?  And we also know that you might not want it all.  Don’t worry – we’re not offended. One way YOU can control which email notifications you receive from Swagbucks is to update your settings in our ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Cheesy Artichoke Goodness

Posted by on Sat, March 8th, 2014 at 11:00 am
Attention Swaggernauts – Cheese is really delicious.  That is all.  And on that note, check out this delicious recipe from bmathers, from Carson City, NV. I made this recipe up when I decided I was in the mood to eat artichoke hearts, garlic, and cheese. My husband requests it often, and every time I make it ... Read More »