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Daria Musk3,705,139*Expand to read the story and learn how to join live!* Three years ago to the day, I stood in front of my computer - a guitar in my hands, songs in my heart, fingers trembling - about to press a button that said, "Hangout". I was still waterlogged with rainy nights of lugging my amps into tiny clubs and tears from the not-knowing-what-would-happen to my dreams. That night, when I hit "Hangout" you saved my dreams, you saved me. Your faces popped in. We sang all night. Six hours later my heart was six million times bigger and I would never be the same. Every year I want to celebrate that day. I want to thank you face to face. I want to meet back at our special place and sing your praises. It's time for Hangoutiversary III.  *PLEASE, BE CELEBRATED* So please, meet me on July 16th. Right here, inside the place where we had our virtual first date. Comment back and let me know that you're planning to come, I will organize special circles of you all, so we can rotate the 10 seats and meet and meet and meet again. I'll sing our songs of celebration. I'll sing new songs of adoration, to you and this crazy world that gives us a chance just when we think maybe it can't. Come with your hopes and your dreams to be amplified and your updates and your friends and families and fantasies. Let's sing 'til our throats go weak and dance in front of computer screens, like the silly beautiful people we know ourselves to be.   *HOW TO HANG* In case you're new or rusty all you have to do to join this Hangout is:   ✪ RSVP a big fat *yes* here. ✪ On Wednesday, July 16th come back to this page when the Hangout starts (6PM Eastern US Time). ✪ You can watch or click "join" to on my page @100974258168375166691! ✪ Don't for get to comment and let me know if you want to join and around what time. I'll be sure to circle you and invite you when you're web-camera-ready! ✪ Come with song requests, stories and even a "dream to amplify". The theme of this hangout is #amplifyyourdreams  cause that's what you guys did for me. You turnt it up to 11! *SRSLY, MESSAGE ME* Send me a private message or chat or comment to me here if you'd like to arrange a special invite or if you're new and want to join the family and need some tips for getting in. I think I'm going to make invite circles for each half hour, so let me know when you want to join. Everyone's invited. It's really the greatest possible gift, just to let me sing for you and get to know you again and again and again.  *SPREAD THE LOVE* Share this invite too. Let's grow the family. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine and deserves some showcased virtual face-to-face time. *XO, Daria* PS. *CONNECTED BY* This concert celebration is being supported by our new friends at CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. CO-OP is all about connection, just like our epic House Of Blues Concert, they've partnered up with us to make sure we stay together and keep banking on this amazing feeling we get when we connect through ethernet lines HANGOUTIVERSARY CONCERT2014-07-17 00:00:00387  
iamOTHER417,605Pharrell plays his new album G I R L hosted by Red Bull Studios, the GRAMMY®s, and i am OTHER. Watch the event live on YouTube/Google+ Hangout http://smarturl.it/PharrellHangout  #PharrellHangout #GIRL  Join Pharrell for a G I R L Album YouTube/Google+ Hangout Listening Party2014-03-04 00:00:002982  
Dan McDermott132,530Google Plus Week  2/28/2014 Q&A w/Google VP Chee Chew We'll be taking your questions for the head of Hangouts, Google Vice President, Engineering Chee Chew. In addition to Hangouts, Chee is also involved in the following: - Chrome Remote Desktop - Chrome Sync - Chrome side of Chromecast - Chromebox for Meetings - Site lead for Kirkland/Seattle Google offices He'll take all of your questions and answer some of them! :-) _*(Note: this is one hour earlier than usual!)_*Google Plus Week 2/28/2014 Q&A w/Google VP Chee Chew2014-03-01 01:30:0084  
The White House3,006,648Join President Obama as he "travels" across the country in a virtual whistle-stop tour. The President will join Google+ Hangouts with people across the United States and talk with Americans about the issues laid out in his speech. RSVP now to watch the live Hangout on Friday, January 31. Watch the full video of the State of the Union and learn more about all the ways you can engage with us at http://WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. #POTUSRoadTripA Virtual Road Trip with President Obama2014-01-31 20:00:0013490  
The White House3,006,648In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034084  
London 20121,459,151The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here!  We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world. We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games. We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web. // What you need to do now Tell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details. Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with! // What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pm On the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments. Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface.   Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004689  

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2014-09-10 15:14:10 (185 comments, 402 reshares, 438 +1s)Open 

google voice calling, sms and voicemail—now available in hangouts

earlier today we announced free voice calls from hangouts, making it easy and affordable to keep in touch with loved ones (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/call-me-maybe-introducing-free-voice.html). but that’s not all :) our update also includes some improvements for our passionate (and patient) google voice users:

1. calling. when you call someone from hangouts, it’ll now come from your google voice number. and when someone calls you, you can answer from hangouts too.

2. sms. you can now send and receive your google voice sms messages from the hangouts app.

3. voicemail. google voice voicemails can now appear in hangouts as part of your ongoing conversations. either read the transcriptions, or play them inline!

these features will be activated a few days after wecompl... more »

Most reshares: 402

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2014-09-10 15:14:10 (185 comments, 402 reshares, 438 +1s)Open 

google voice calling, sms and voicemail—now available in hangouts

earlier today we announced free voice calls from hangouts, making it easy and affordable to keep in touch with loved ones (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/call-me-maybe-introducing-free-voice.html). but that’s not all :) our update also includes some improvements for our passionate (and patient) google voice users:

1. calling. when you call someone from hangouts, it’ll now come from your google voice number. and when someone calls you, you can answer from hangouts too.

2. sms. you can now send and receive your google voice sms messages from the hangouts app.

3. voicemail. google voice voicemails can now appear in hangouts as part of your ongoing conversations. either read the transcriptions, or play them inline!

these features will be activated a few days after wecompl... more »

Most plusones: 438

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2014-09-10 15:14:10 (185 comments, 402 reshares, 438 +1s)Open 

google voice calling, sms and voicemail—now available in hangouts

earlier today we announced free voice calls from hangouts, making it easy and affordable to keep in touch with loved ones (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/call-me-maybe-introducing-free-voice.html). but that’s not all :) our update also includes some improvements for our passionate (and patient) google voice users:

1. calling. when you call someone from hangouts, it’ll now come from your google voice number. and when someone calls you, you can answer from hangouts too.

2. sms. you can now send and receive your google voice sms messages from the hangouts app.

3. voicemail. google voice voicemails can now appear in hangouts as part of your ongoing conversations. either read the transcriptions, or play them inline!

these features will be activated a few days after wecompl... more »

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2015-08-28 17:04:29 (20 comments, 11 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

yeah. I totally talk like that.


yeah. I totally talk like that.
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2015-08-26 01:25:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

beautiful day in seattle... from the ferry boat to bainbridge island.

beautiful day in seattle... from the ferry boat to bainbridge island.___

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2015-08-26 01:23:28 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

beautiful day in seattle... from the ferry boat to bainbridge island.

beautiful day in seattle... from the ferry boat to bainbridge island.___

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2015-08-24 16:41:50 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

happy 20th birtday.

working on w95 was an amazing experience to start to my career coming out of college. 

huge thanks to the whole w95 team.  you're one of a kind.  looking forward to the reunion next month.

happy 20th birtday.

working on w95 was an amazing experience to start to my career coming out of college. 

huge thanks to the whole w95 team.  you're one of a kind.  looking forward to the reunion next month.___

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2015-08-14 03:32:23 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

wandering through the catacombs of paris....  don't know how to describe it other than really wierd....

wandering through the catacombs of paris....  don't know how to describe it other than really wierd....___

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2015-08-13 04:21:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

gargoyle high on the tower of notre dame cathedral.

i have a hard time imagining some priest or bishop saying "yeah, let i like that crazed demonic monkey with a horn.  let's put that on the cathedral."  but i guess it happened ;)

gargoyle high on the tower of notre dame cathedral.

i have a hard time imagining some priest or bishop saying "yeah, let i like that crazed demonic monkey with a horn.  let's put that on the cathedral."  but i guess it happened ;)___

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2015-08-13 04:20:35 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

gargoyle high on the tower of notre dame cathedral.

i have a hard time imagining some priest or bishop saying "yeah, let i like that crazed demonic monkey with a horn.  let's put that on the cathedral."  but i guess it happened ;)

gargoyle high on the tower of notre dame cathedral.

i have a hard time imagining some priest or bishop saying "yeah, let i like that crazed demonic monkey with a horn.  let's put that on the cathedral."  but i guess it happened ;)___

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2015-08-12 04:18:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

rest in peace sohel.  you were an amazing force of positive energy.  was glad to have worked with you albeit so briefly.

how completely senseless.

http://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/321276661.html#

rest in peace sohel.  you were an amazing force of positive energy.  was glad to have worked with you albeit so briefly.

how completely senseless.

http://www.redmond-reporter.com/news/321276661.html#___

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2015-08-07 15:06:35 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

wonder what was said to the guy who stepped with the left leg?

wonder what was said to the guy who stepped with the left leg?___

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2015-07-29 02:16:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

temple of debod.   a beautiful temple originally in egypt, now in madrid.  i didn't know they did such things as totally relocating a whole temple.  

it's a gorgeous temple, but even more so in the evening set at the top of the hill like this.

temple of debod.   a beautiful temple originally in egypt, now in madrid.  i didn't know they did such things as totally relocating a whole temple.  

it's a gorgeous temple, but even more so in the evening set at the top of the hill like this.___

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2015-06-26 14:46:50 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

a day to remember!  :)

The current map of the United States where same-sex marriage is legal. Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v Hodges that same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited and ordered its validity and enforcement in all states and areas subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Constitution.

#SCOTUS   #SameSex   #Marriage   #Freedom   #Right  ___a day to remember!  :)

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2015-06-19 16:00:52 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

jon stewart is awesome.

jon stewart is awesome.___

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2015-06-04 02:07:22 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

extreme foos....

extreme foos....___

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2015-05-21 16:52:02 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

went to see what all the hype was about this weekend.  cupcakes were good, but not amazing.  cupcake royale wins our family taste test.

went to see what all the hype was about this weekend.  cupcakes were good, but not amazing.  cupcake royale wins our family taste test.___

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2015-05-18 09:30:44 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

exciting end to our weekend...  our alaska flight 601 blew out two tires while landing.

pilots landed in about 3000 ft.  they said it usually takes about 7000.  

it was super bumpy, and the plane was tilting to the left, but we stayed on the runway.

biggest bummer was that we didn't get to exit via the slide!

exciting end to our weekend...  our alaska flight 601 blew out two tires while landing.

pilots landed in about 3000 ft.  they said it usually takes about 7000.  

it was super bumpy, and the plane was tilting to the left, but we stayed on the runway.

biggest bummer was that we didn't get to exit via the slide!___

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2015-05-13 05:03:53 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

:(

rest in peace, venkat.  was very good to work with you on hangouts for enterprise.

Venkat was one the kindest and charismatic leaders I've ever met. He made you feel like you mattered more than the issue you were arguing about. His untimely death is a reminder to me of how short and fragile life can be. It was an honor to have worked beside him.

My thoughts are with his wife and children. They lost an amazing man.

___:(

rest in peace, venkat.  was very good to work with you on hangouts for enterprise.

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2015-05-05 22:09:46 (5 comments, 18 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

nice.  only thing they forgot was eliminating extraneous caps.

nice.  only thing they forgot was eliminating extraneous caps.___

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2015-04-16 20:37:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

congrats +Gülay Birand & sea/kir googlers :)

congrats +Gülay Birand & sea/kir googlers :)___

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2015-04-10 15:58:40 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

;)

;)___

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2015-03-02 03:15:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

bell rock in sedona.

imho, it pretty closely resembles the fremont troll.  can't believe sedona would plagerize so blatantly!  ;)

bell rock in sedona.

imho, it pretty closely resembles the fremont troll.  can't believe sedona would plagerize so blatantly!  ;)___

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2014-12-24 21:09:25 (32 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

way to stand up, sony!

wish they had made it free or $.99 or something like that to maximize viewership....

way to stand up, sony!

wish they had made it free or $.99 or something like that to maximize viewership....___

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2014-12-11 06:10:27 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

nice interview, +Amit Fulay  :)

Smart suggestions is one the things I am most excited about ..___nice interview, +Amit Fulay  :)

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2014-12-10 01:41:48 (24 comments, 8 reshares, 116 +1s)Open 

sweeeeet !

The Hangouts team is staying up late and getting ready for some fun news coming tomorrow. Stay tuned!___sweeeeet !

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2014-11-29 04:23:38 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 109 +1s)Open 

i'm not yet even fully gone yet (my cardkey hadn't yet been deactivated) and these signs go up around my building...  

sheesh!  

+Julianna Broadwater and +geneva kanter since i'm no longer able to, could you guys fire +Chris Scalabrini +Daniel Cheng and +David Levin  for this??

+Albert J. Wong, you're just jealous you didn't think of this first aren't you? 

i'm not yet even fully gone yet (my cardkey hadn't yet been deactivated) and these signs go up around my building...  

sheesh!  

+Julianna Broadwater and +geneva kanter since i'm no longer able to, could you guys fire +Chris Scalabrini +Daniel Cheng and +David Levin  for this??

+Albert J. Wong, you're just jealous you didn't think of this first aren't you? ___

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2014-11-26 21:37:48 (83 comments, 68 reshares, 430 +1s)Open 

thank you for hangouts

it started as just an idea and some passionate believers.

hangouts started as the idea of authentically connecting people... about letting you be who you really are and letting that shine through.  i find it eternally fulfilling when i hear stories from you about how hangouts deepened your relationships… you've sent me stories of final interactions with loved ones in another part of the world over hangouts… of transitions from acquaintance, to friends, to engagement to moving miles and miles away to wedding bells… etc etc etc.

since our first release 3 years ago, you’ve pushed us to take hangouts to further and faster than i could have imagined.   along the way i’ve personally spoken with many of you.  you’ve blessed me personally with your stories, your feature requests, your feedback reports.  all gifts icherish.
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thank you for hangouts

it started as just an idea and some passionate believers.

hangouts started as the idea of authentically connecting people... about letting you be who you really are and letting that shine through.  i find it eternally fulfilling when i hear stories from you about how hangouts deepened your relationships… you've sent me stories of final interactions with loved ones in another part of the world over hangouts… of transitions from acquaintance, to friends, to engagement to moving miles and miles away to wedding bells… etc etc etc.

since our first release 3 years ago, you’ve pushed us to take hangouts to further and faster than i could have imagined.   along the way i’ve personally spoken with many of you.  you’ve blessed me personally with your stories, your feature requests, your feedback reports.  all gifts i cherish.

my son is a senior this year.  in a matter of months i know it will be time for him to leave home.  although my heart doesn't want to see that happen, my mind knows its time.  in a similar way, i look at hangouts as my family; the team here at google and all of you.  and although my heart tells me to stay, i know it’s time for me to try a new challenge outside of google.  with very bittersweet emotions, right after the thanksgiving break i’m starting a new adventure.  the thing that gives me most comfort, that lets me move on with a confidence, is the strength of the team here at google.

thank you for all your support, your passion, your friendship.

with deepest gratitude,
.chee___

2014-11-10 20:32:14 (10 comments, 12 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

thrilled that we got agreement to enable this!

Good news, GV users! You can now stay in touch via MMS with Verizon Wireless users. Google Voice now supports MMS messaging with of all major carriers in the US and Canada. 

Along with this announcement, we are also adding native MMS support for photo messaging to Google Voice. If you opt in to Google Voice in Hangouts, you can now attach photos to any SMS message and it will be delivered as a native MMS (instead of SMS with a link). Support for group messaging via MMS will be enabled in a future update. 

#googlevoiceupdate___thrilled that we got agreement to enable this!

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2014-11-07 18:45:40 (27 comments, 31 reshares, 110 +1s)Open 

now hangout call urls are permanently available.  

so bookmark them and reuse them over and over again!

#googleplusupdates
#hangoutstips

Bookmark your Hangouts video calls

Whether it’s the weekly chat from your dorm room with your parents or that group video call with your fantasy football league, Hangouts is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family. With today's update, it's easier and faster to get into a Hangouts video call with your favorites.

You can already share a link to a live video call from your browser to invite more people to join. Starting today you can bookmark the URL for any video call and come back to it again and again. Save it to your desktop, bookmark it in your browser, email it, attach it to your calendar -- stash it anywhere you like! Then, when you open a saved Hangouts link, you’ll be immediately connected to anyone else that opened that same link. Getting the gang back together again has never been easier.

#Hangouts   #googleplusupdates  ___now hangout call urls are permanently available.  

so bookmark them and reuse them over and over again!

#googleplusupdates
#hangoutstips

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2014-10-28 17:17:42 (12 comments, 11 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

about that 1c on some calls to the us & canada...

have gotten a number of inquiries about the 1c charge for some calls in the us & canada.  https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/6079055?hl=en

some of you have speculated that this is a precursor to us starting to charge for all calls in us & canada.   

here's the scoop...  we're expanding our services.   there are toll numbers that we previously did not service.  so we are expanding our service area to include these numbers.  we will need to charge for toll numbers.  if the number you wanted to call wasn't serviced, it may be soon (within days).  

about that 1c on some calls to the us & canada...

have gotten a number of inquiries about the 1c charge for some calls in the us & canada.  https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/6079055?hl=en

some of you have speculated that this is a precursor to us starting to charge for all calls in us & canada.   

here's the scoop...  we're expanding our services.   there are toll numbers that we previously did not service.  so we are expanding our service area to include these numbers.  we will need to charge for toll numbers.  if the number you wanted to call wasn't serviced, it may be soon (within days).  ___

2014-10-28 16:18:51 (20 comments, 9 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

hangout to hangout audio calls are already free all around the world, but we also want to help you connect to friends and family with that old fashion phone number :)

What can you say in 60 seconds?

You’re a master of efficiency when it comes to many of the things you do each day. Make coffee, shower, and catch up on the news all at the same time? Check. Muscle memory for keyboard shortcuts that have you in and out of your email in record time? Check. Twenty foot bank off the wall into the garbage just to avoid making the walk? You got this. 

You can say a lot in just 60 seconds. In honor of time-hackers everywhere, Hangouts wants to help you say it for free.  We’re making the first minute free for calls to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries (http://goo.gl/vrikXC) around the world.    

Top 10 things you can do with your free first minute...

-  Say “Happy Holidays” in twenty-five different languages

- Call that great-aunt you can only handle 55 seconds at a time

- Get the surf report in Gold Coast, Australia direct from a local

- Say “I love you” 42 times

- Or alternately, say, “It's me, not you....” 

- Give your brother in Milan up-to-the-minute score updates

- Do your elevator pitch for investors around the world

- Actually leave that voicemail instead of hanging up to avoid being charged

- Call local restaurants, hotels, and attractions when traveling internationally

- “Mom, dad, can you send some money?”

Don’t worry, if you need a bit more than a minute, we’ve got you covered there too. As always, phone calls with Hangouts are free (http://goo.gl/TLi9RJ) for most numbers in the US and Canada, and our international rates (http://goo.gl/RD59a3) are super low. You can make phone calls from every device where you use Hangouts, and with Hangouts Dialer (http://goo.gl/Pv5fys) on Android. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone (or grab your tablet or computer) and show us what can you get done with sixty free seconds. ___hangout to hangout audio calls are already free all around the world, but we also want to help you connect to friends and family with that old fashion phone number :)

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2014-10-13 00:52:05 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

whether you like the actual song or not, i think this kids interview is pretty entertaining and really well done.

my family seems to like to dance when this comes on.  i think my son shakes his head, but some people can consider that dancing too...

whether you like the actual song or not, i think this kids interview is pretty entertaining and really well done.

my family seems to like to dance when this comes on.  i think my son shakes his head, but some people can consider that dancing too...___

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2014-10-09 15:29:38 (26 comments, 41 reshares, 141 +1s)Open 

a hangouts chrome app to make your conversations easier access yet not clutter up your screen.  

it takes advantage of new stuff in the platform to be a separate app process you can alt-tab to as well as some nifty overlays that make it easier for you to multi-task. 

a hangouts chrome app to make your conversations easier access yet not clutter up your screen.  

it takes advantage of new stuff in the platform to be a separate app process you can alt-tab to as well as some nifty overlays that make it easier for you to multi-task. ___

2014-10-06 22:26:04 (13 comments, 20 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

more MMS support for google voice. this was clearly one if the things you all asked for and we really wanted to provide to the extent that we could ... with every partner that was willing.

Expanding carrier support for Google Voice MMS

When your sister texts you a picture of your newborn niece, it’s really important that you get it. For too long, however, Google Voice users would miss these messages for lack of MMS support.

We’ve been working with nearly 100 different North American carriers to enable this feature — including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and many more — and starting today all these integrations are live. So enjoy those incoming pics, say goodbye to fomo (fear of missing out), and stay tuned for more Google Voice messaging improvements!

p.s. If you’re a carrier, and you want to enable MMS support for Google Voice, please let us know. We’re big fans of text messaging interoperability.___more MMS support for google voice. this was clearly one if the things you all asked for and we really wanted to provide to the extent that we could ... with every partner that was willing.

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2014-10-02 16:59:25 (11 comments, 19 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

the first is for business hangouts.  normally business hangouts are locked to that business only, and adding anyone from outside the business requires an invite granting access.  with this update, you can just pass the link around, and if they don't already have an invite, they will "knock" in the hangout room and someone inside the room can let them in.

present to all and key click removal are on for all hangouts, not just business hangouts.  it was pretty cool when i first heard the audio team demonstrate key click suppression.  they could type and talk at the same time, and like noise cancelling headphones, the key clicks faded away and i could hear their voice much better.

#googleplusupdate #hangouts

#Hangouts helps you get things done, face to face
Based on your feedback, we’re always working on ways to improve your Hangouts experience. Today, we’ve got some updates to help make your face to face meetings more open, collaborative and efficient. 

Adding attendees more efficiently. Getting lots of attendees into the same meeting can be challenging if they belong to different organizations. Starting later today, if you’re a Google Apps for work customer, you can just send the Hangout video call URL to your attendees and as long as they have a Google account (work or personal) they can join. Find out how to get started: http://goo.gl/4O12kz

Easier to show what’s on your screen. Presenting to a large group? When using the screenshare app in Hangouts, you can now present to everyone in the meeting. No one needs to search for the right tiny screen to click on — presenters can now make their screen front and center for everybody, automatically. Learn more: http://goo.gl/ogK2B4

Reducing ambient noise. When you’re in a video call, keyboard noise and other background sounds shouldn’t get in the way of your conversation. We’ve improved our ambient noise filters so now, instead of muting you entirely when you’re typing, we’ll detect the key clicks and only filter those out.

Enjoy better video calls with your teammates, clients and partners with Hangouts. http://goo.gl/4O12kz___the first is for business hangouts.  normally business hangouts are locked to that business only, and adding anyone from outside the business requires an invite granting access.  with this update, you can just pass the link around, and if they don't already have an invite, they will "knock" in the hangout room and someone inside the room can let them in.

present to all and key click removal are on for all hangouts, not just business hangouts.  it was pretty cool when i first heard the audio team demonstrate key click suppression.  they could type and talk at the same time, and like noise cancelling headphones, the key clicks faded away and i could hear their voice much better.

#googleplusupdate #hangouts

2014-10-01 23:58:29 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

today we're celebrating google kirkland's 10 year anniversary :)

with appreciation of the partnership and support by the city of kirkland we're also donating $ to bring extend fiber and provide free wifi to everest & houghton beach parks.

thanks for hosting us here for the past 10 years, kirkland! 

today we're celebrating google kirkland's 10 year anniversary :)

with appreciation of the partnership and support by the city of kirkland we're also donating $ to bring extend fiber and provide free wifi to everest & houghton beach parks.

thanks for hosting us here for the past 10 years, kirkland! ___

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2014-09-12 16:26:11 (10 comments, 24 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

cool!  we may get to see some northern lights in parts of the lower 48 tonight!

cool!  we may get to see some northern lights in parts of the lower 48 tonight!___

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2014-09-11 17:25:54 (40 comments, 96 reshares, 171 +1s)Open 

more love for voice users.  with this box, you can use your voice number as a land line phone in your house.

previously a few companies used undocumented/unsupported interfaces to do this on our service.  i'm thrilled that we were able to solve that now and have obihai devices officially supported!   and at a pretty sweet sale price right now, too!

more love for voice users.  with this box, you can use your voice number as a land line phone in your house.

previously a few companies used undocumented/unsupported interfaces to do this on our service.  i'm thrilled that we were able to solve that now and have obihai devices officially supported!   and at a pretty sweet sale price right now, too!___

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2014-09-10 15:14:10 (185 comments, 402 reshares, 438 +1s)Open 

google voice calling, sms and voicemail—now available in hangouts

earlier today we announced free voice calls from hangouts, making it easy and affordable to keep in touch with loved ones (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/call-me-maybe-introducing-free-voice.html). but that’s not all :) our update also includes some improvements for our passionate (and patient) google voice users:

1. calling. when you call someone from hangouts, it’ll now come from your google voice number. and when someone calls you, you can answer from hangouts too.

2. sms. you can now send and receive your google voice sms messages from the hangouts app.

3. voicemail. google voice voicemails can now appear in hangouts as part of your ongoing conversations. either read the transcriptions, or play them inline!

these features will be activated a few days after wecompl... more »

google voice calling, sms and voicemail—now available in hangouts

earlier today we announced free voice calls from hangouts, making it easy and affordable to keep in touch with loved ones (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/09/call-me-maybe-introducing-free-voice.html). but that’s not all :) our update also includes some improvements for our passionate (and patient) google voice users:

1. calling. when you call someone from hangouts, it’ll now come from your google voice number. and when someone calls you, you can answer from hangouts too.

2. sms. you can now send and receive your google voice sms messages from the hangouts app.

3. voicemail. google voice voicemails can now appear in hangouts as part of your ongoing conversations. either read the transcriptions, or play them inline!

these features will be activated a few days after we complete today’s rollout. so grab the new version of hangouts when it’s available (v2.3, http://goo.gl/v7FTL), and install the accompanying dialer to turn on voice calls (http://goo.gl/tRaJpm). ios only supports google voice calling for now, but sms and voicemail support are coming soon.

hangouts remains the future of google voice (http://goo.gl/WVVFN0), so we’re going to keep bringing the most-loved google voice features into the core hangouts experience. (don’t worry: your google voice number won't change.) in the meantime make a free call on us, and enjoy today’s updates!


#googleplusupdate   #hangouts  ___

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2014-09-09 16:29:09 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

you can applaud in real life, so why in hangouts? 

have fun...   :)  

Introducing Applause in Hangouts On Air

Like what you see? With Applause, you can now give real-time feedback while you’re watching Hangouts On Air. Just give a thumbs up (or down) during the live broadcast, and we’ll chart the cheers and jeers as they happen.

With Q&A (http://goo.gl/b9Omyb), Showcase (http://goo.gl/4kYQ1S) and now Applause, we’re excited to give viewers and creators more ways to interact live. So give Applause a try in your next Hangout On Air, and let us know what you think!

#hangouts #googleplusupdate ___you can applaud in real life, so why in hangouts? 

have fun...   :)  

2014-09-05 05:31:37 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

thanks for all the birthday wishes.  i was talking w/ some folks at work and it seems like in the first ~two decades, you're excited about what will happen around you...  celebration thrown by folks around you, and presents you get.  the birthday party happens.. lasts a couple hours... and how'd that pass so fast?

the next two decades, it's an time/reminder/excuse to do something cool/exciting/novel.  maybe it's an all day or all weekend event...  a trip to vegas or something like that.

in this decade, it appears that it's become (for me anyways) an excuse to not do something.... to not do the somethings i really ought to be doing... for the weekend before and after (and as long as i can milk it...)...

i look forward to 16 more opportunities to not do somethings....

wonder what score 4 brings.

thanks for all the birthday wishes.  i was talking w/ some folks at work and it seems like in the first ~two decades, you're excited about what will happen around you...  celebration thrown by folks around you, and presents you get.  the birthday party happens.. lasts a couple hours... and how'd that pass so fast?

the next two decades, it's an time/reminder/excuse to do something cool/exciting/novel.  maybe it's an all day or all weekend event...  a trip to vegas or something like that.

in this decade, it appears that it's become (for me anyways) an excuse to not do something.... to not do the somethings i really ought to be doing... for the weekend before and after (and as long as i can milk it...)...

i look forward to 16 more opportunities to not do somethings....

wonder what score 4 brings.___

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2014-09-02 16:30:10 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

finally got up on top of the water...

all those wipeouts were just because i wanted to practice getting out of the water... ;)

finally got up on top of the water...

all those wipeouts were just because i wanted to practice getting out of the water... ;)___

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2014-08-29 20:56:27 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

i was challenged by +Joe Belfiore  & +Ronald Ho 
challenge goes to +Bradley Horowitz +Kenneth Duda  & +Amit Fulay 

#alsicebucketchallenge  
http://alsa.org/donate

i was challenged by +Joe Belfiore  & +Ronald Ho 
challenge goes to +Bradley Horowitz +Kenneth Duda  & +Amit Fulay 

#alsicebucketchallenge  
http://alsa.org/donate___

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2014-08-22 14:45:56 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

not sure why, but i love old beat up boats.  they hint of the ocean tales they've survived.  and even if they may never sail again, they're loved too much to let go.  either that or maybe owner can't figure out how to dispose of something that big.   :)

found this one in icy strait point, ak.

not sure why, but i love old beat up boats.  they hint of the ocean tales they've survived.  and even if they may never sail again, they're loved too much to let go.  either that or maybe owner can't figure out how to dispose of something that big.   :)

found this one in icy strait point, ak.___

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2014-08-21 15:41:46 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

bear watching in alaska.  these animals were incredible.

we got to see 6 bears fish by a salmon jumping spot.   this bear got one full of eggs.

bear watching in alaska.  these animals were incredible.

we got to see 6 bears fish by a salmon jumping spot.   this bear got one full of eggs.___

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2014-08-17 00:47:08 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

who doesn't need one of these alaskan specials?

who doesn't need one of these alaskan specials?___

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2014-07-31 19:54:33 (13 comments, 16 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

this is the first animated hangout i've seen, so that's pretty cool.  but more importantly, i think it's hilarious!  :)

this is the first animated hangout i've seen, so that's pretty cool.  but more importantly, i think it's hilarious!  :)___

2014-07-30 17:33:18 (17 comments, 11 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

so many businesses have been using hangouts to make their companies run more efficiently and giving us great feedback.  

with today's announcements, we're happy to expand the reach of hangouts for business users, to bigger and smaller rooms, any google user (no g+ account required) and adding new partnerships w/ bluejeans & intercall.

huge thanks to businesses who have been using hangouts already and helped us get here!

#googleplusupdates  

so many businesses have been using hangouts to make their companies run more efficiently and giving us great feedback.  

with today's announcements, we're happy to expand the reach of hangouts for business users, to bigger and smaller rooms, any google user (no g+ account required) and adding new partnerships w/ bluejeans & intercall.

huge thanks to businesses who have been using hangouts already and helped us get here!

#googleplusupdates  ___

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2014-07-05 06:53:09 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

my high school friend +Rebecca P. McCray published her first fantasy book, and was interviewed about it.  :)

will you please hurry up and finish the second book already? 

my high school friend +Rebecca P. McCray published her first fantasy book, and was interviewed about it.  :)

will you please hurry up and finish the second book already? ___

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2014-07-04 04:07:36 (29 comments, 29 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

i'm getting lots of questions about our no-plugin release of hangouts... after +Victoria Kirst 's announce (https://plus.google.com/103171586947853434456/posts/39TCW3PcLye)   especially from the more tech crowd...  so i thought i might consolidate and answer a bunch of things together.

this is a very substantial architectural change for hangouts.  +Victoria Kirst  has bee leading the charge for it for quite a while.  since it is such a huge change, we are rolling it out slowly initially, measuring the impact to make sure things don't break, then rolling out more and more.   we have temporarily paused the rollout over the 4th of july holidays because i don't want to call folks in to work on an emergency over their holiday break, but we will continue the rollout next week.  

currently we are rolling out to @gmail accounts first, as we typically do.  for manygoogle r... more »

i'm getting lots of questions about our no-plugin release of hangouts... after +Victoria Kirst 's announce (https://plus.google.com/103171586947853434456/posts/39TCW3PcLye)   especially from the more tech crowd...  so i thought i might consolidate and answer a bunch of things together.

this is a very substantial architectural change for hangouts.  +Victoria Kirst  has bee leading the charge for it for quite a while.  since it is such a huge change, we are rolling it out slowly initially, measuring the impact to make sure things don't break, then rolling out more and more.   we have temporarily paused the rollout over the 4th of july holidays because i don't want to call folks in to work on an emergency over their holiday break, but we will continue the rollout next week.  

currently we are rolling out to @gmail accounts first, as we typically do.  for many google rollouts, we commonly hold business account rollout a bit towards the end to provide maximum stability for businesses.  i expect this will roll to domain accounts in the next week or two.

it is rolled out to the canary & dev 100% and beta (90%) channels of chrome, so if you want to play with it early and it's not on your stable account, you can try another channel to kick the tires.

#hangoutstips  can also force no-plugin by using an url param of ?lantern=1  no guarantees that this will work forever, but it is a switch we were using for internal testing.

this "no plugin" uses webrtc and some nacl technologies, so it is only available in chrome for the time being.   if you remember the early days of bluetooth, not everything interoperated well with every bluetooth device.  we are still in the early days of webrtc, and not all platforms support what we need.  we'll get there....  by the way, nacl is also open, and we would love for other browsers to implement it as well.  but eventually term, i hope and expect webrtc across all browsers to be hangouts capable.

no-plugin hangouts works for both hangouts on air as well as straight video hangouts.

since we don't go through the plugin sandbox, this also means hangouts will consume less cpu than before :)

#hangoutstips   the chrome tab will now also have a red dot (no, it's not a "record" indicator) so if you've tabbed away, it's easier to find which tab has the hangout window to go back to it.  

#hangoutstips  since we only need chrome, this works on android's chrome browser.  it's not as efficient as using the native app, but if you really want to use features only available on the web (like starting hoa, phone calling, some of the hangout apps, etc), you can give it a go.

enjoy :)___

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2014-06-27 19:04:02 (15 comments, 25 reshares, 81 +1s)Open 

now you can do hangouts without a plugin in chrome.  we hope this makes it easier to get your friends and family together :)

#googleplusupdates

Hey friends! I'm so excited to finally share with you what I and many others have been working on tirelessly to release:

Hangouts in an instant: Video chat without downloading a plugin

Starting today, we're rolling out an update that makes it easier than ever to start Hangouts video calls with your family and friends! You'll now be able to launch Hangouts in Chrome without having to download and install a plugin. Just click to start the Hangout, allow Hangouts to use your camera and microphone, and you’ll be good to go!

This update is now available for all Chrome Dev and Canary users, and will be rolling out to all Chrome users over the next few weeks. If you've been meaning to connect face to face with your loved ones near and far, give it a try and get going with just a few clicks!___now you can do hangouts without a plugin in chrome.  we hope this makes it easier to get your friends and family together :)

#googleplusupdates

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2014-06-16 22:23:36 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

in under a minute!!!???!!!  whoddathunkit?

WATCH Clint Dempsey's Goal For #USA Against Ghana [GIF]

#WorldCup   #Soccer   #USMNT   #USA   #ClintDempsey  ___in under a minute!!!???!!!  whoddathunkit?

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