How To Start A Video Call In Google.
- Click to open hangouts.google.com or on the sidebar in Google email.
- Choose a person from the Hangouts list or search for their profile name or email address. When you find the person you want chat through video call, click their Gmail account name. You can also check multiple person to start a group video call.
- Click Video call (video call icon).
- When you’re done, click End call (press call icon).
Other settings for video calls
Add people by their profile name or email address
Anyone in a video call can add one or more than one people after the video call starts. Anyone invited to join the video call must have a Gmail Account.
- In the video call window, press the screen.
- At the top of the window, click Add people (icon).
- Type someone’s profile name or email address.
- Now click to invite.
Add people by sharing a video call link
- In the video call window, click the video screen.
- At the top of the window, click Add people (add people icon)> Now Copy link to share video link (By clicking on link icon).
- To invite people to the call, click on the link (icon) to copy it. Then, paste the link into e-mails, chats, or somewhere else you want chat the people. To join a call, users will need to log in there Gmail account. Anyone with the link will be able to join the video call.
How to change video call options
You can easily change your video call options when you need, during the video call. To see your options, click at the screen.
- How to turn off camera or mute microphone: press the icons to turn off your camera or mute your microphone.
- Settings: At the top of the video call window, click Settings (gear icon). You can change the video call settings like your camera, microphone and speaker devices.
- How to share screen: If you need to share your screen with other people in the video call, click at more button >Share screen.
- Fullscreen option: To make the video call take up your full screen, click More >Fullscreen (option).
Send and receive email in the video call
You can send emails to people during the video call. Emails will appear for a short period.
- Click the video call screen(video call windows)
- At the bottom of the page, click Chat (chat icon).
You can only see the emails history while you’re in the video call. If you want to leave and rejoin the call, you will not see the previous chat messages.