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If you can't make Coachella, perhaps you can join one of the artists!
This weekend, some of the best bands in the world will take the stage at +Coachella for a weekend full of live music. Even if you’ll be watching from home, we have a surprise to bring you a little closer to the action.

+CHVRCHES, Zedd and other artists will jump into fans’ Google+ Hangouts live from backstage. Check the schedule on the Coachella YouTube channel below for artist meet-and-greets. Start a Hangout with your friends, and when the time comes, it may bring you face-to-face backstage and directly into the Coachella webcast!
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If you use Hangouts on iOS, this is a must update. Terrific improvements across the board.
Hangouts 2.0 for iOS: more reliable, more fun!

Today we’re launching the newest version of Hangouts for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, ready to download now on iTunes ( The app has a brand new look and feel, is super easy to navigate, and includes a bunch of performance improvements. You can still make free voice and video calls, of course. Or send a quick photo. But we’re adding a few more features we think you’ll love:

- Stickers: express your mood with fun animated stickers. Think of them as emoji, but even more awesome.

- Video Messages: record and send short videos to everyone in the conversation. Now you can really say what you need to say.

- Location sharing: send a map of your current location with a few simple taps. Great for coordinating the whole gang when you’re ready to hangout IRL.

- Optimized for the iPad: enjoy big, beautiful video calls, and a two-pane conversation view. Perfect for the iPad’s larger screen.

We hope you enjoy the new Hangouts for iOS. As always, your feedback is an important part of making the app better, so give the new version a spin ( and let us know what you think! 
#hangouts   #googleplusupdate  
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Hi, Can i set my google voice number on Hangout app in my iphone and receive/make calls  internationally? I use my google voice number for 3 years and really helps me.  now I'm using Talketon app on my iphone and it really works well but It will be out of work after 15th may this year.
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I love seeing the expression of a fan who gets to talk with their favorite artist.  Always makes me smile.  Saturday is going to be incredible to watch, and I also love how our team is experimenting here.
As part of #1Dday One Direction are going to be surprising fans around the world by dropping into some of your live Google+ Hangout parties!

We’re calling it #OneBigDropIn and we want you to be involved. We’d like to see you celebrating #1Dday in your own unique style so make sure you stand out! We want to see fancy dress, face paints, amazing backgrounds and you celebrating your own towns and countries in incredibly cool ways. One Direction will be crashing your Google hangout parties throughout #1Dday so you need to be watching the 1D Day live stream from 11am PST; 7pm GMT; 8pm CET; 4am JST on Saturday 23rd November.

If you want to host your own #OneBigDropIn party and be in with a chance of talking to One Direction face-to-face and feature in our live stream, you need to sign up to One Big Drop In. To find out how, get reading over here:

It’s time to start planning your party, because the guys might just be joining you : ) 

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Pathetic to see Google supporting this nonsense.
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Happy news for Google Voice users.
Last week +Nikhyl Singhal  announced MMS support is coming to Google Voice. We're happy to announce this week another step towards improving MMS support for Google Voice. T-Mobile has allowed MMS messages from their users to be sent to Google Voice users. Similar to MMS messages from Sprint users, these messages will appear in Gmail, and you can be notified of the message via SMS. We continue to work with other carriers to broaden support for messaging and bring MMS to Hangouts. More good things are coming!
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I'm a sprint user and a home magic jack user something that has to be saved in the functionality is the mindset of "Grand Central" ie being able to have many lines ring at once, being able to record a call, to switch lines during a call.  Please do not kill these must have abilities.  this is in context to the merging of googlevoice to hangouts.
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Pretty sure the Q&A is for all viewers; not sure about the others
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When I was a kid, I remember watching Good Morning America and thinking it was so cool for people in small towns to be on TV and say good morning to the US.  I grew up in Kansas and always wondered how they got on the TV.  Thrilled the show found a way to bring it back!
Do YOU want to be on Good Morning America? Join our  #Hangout  right now and record with us your best "Good Morning America!" and you may see it in our jumbotron on GMA Tomorrow! 

Click to join hangout:

#BeOnGMA   #hangoutpost  
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One of my favorite auto awesomes, just in time for the holidays!
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Another update to Google+ Hangouts for our iOS users.
Google+ Hangouts for iOS: more options for expressing status

Today's new version of Google+ Hangouts for iOS includes some bug fixes, performance improvements, and three new ways to express your status in conversations:

1. Mood
Show the emoji that best reflects your current mood.

2. Device
Let people know which device you're using (phone, tablet or computer).

3. On a call
Indicate whether you're on a phone or video call.

You can find and adjust all  three options in settings. Give them a try (, and let us know what you think! #googleplusupdate   #hangouts  
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+Sushubh Mittal Well I should have clarified.. I meant getting SMS support similar to the Google Voice iOS app on the Hangouts iOS app...
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Great conversation today with the cast of the hottest movie of the year.  Also shows off some of our latest features for Google+ Hangouts on Air, including our new screen layout, question and answer service, and scheduling features.
Missed 'The Hunger Games: #CatchingFire - Global Google+ Hangout'? Watch Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth & director Francis Lawrence answer questions and hang with 6 fans from around the world in the full video now! #GoogleCatchingFire   

PLUS - Don't miss your chance to chat with them today! Follow along at for all #GlobalFanDay event details!
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An update on Google Voice

We are rolling out a new version of the Google+ Hangouts app ( for Android, which includes support for SMS and MMS messages. While this is a great step forward, we still have a lot of work to do, specifically around Google Voice: 

- Unfortunately, today’s update does not work with Google Voice numbers unless you’ve enabled Google Voice on your Sprint phone. But rest assured, we’re working to support SMS messages for all Google Voice phone numbers by early next year. And don’t worry, your Voice number will go unchanged. 

- We hear you loud and clear: you want Google Voice phone numbers outside the US and to support MMS. We are listening and working hard to make this happen, but we need to work with carriers and this can take some time. 

- Finally, we want to make Google Voice as secure as possible. There are a few third-party applications that provide calling and SMS services by making unauthorized use of Google Voice. These apps violate our Terms of Service and pose a threat to your security, so we’re notifying these app developers that they must stop making unauthorized use of Google Voice to run their services and transition users by May 15, 2014.  

We know that communicating with your friends and family should be easy and that you want one app that can do it all. We’re working hard to deliver that experience for everyone.  It will take some time before Google Voice is fully integrated into Hangouts, and we appreciate your patience along the way.
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+Scott Gruber Perhaps you should look at products not made by Obi, a shitty company that made a hack product on an unauthorised, reverse-engineered API.  Obi is the one you should be pissed at.  They charged you for that shit!  What assholes.
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  • Stanford University
    Computer Science BS, 1990 - 1994
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science MS, 1994 - 1996
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I am a product manager in the Google+ team, managing Hangouts and Photos
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2011 - present
  • SayNow
    Founder & CEO, 2005 - 2011
  • Cast Iron Systems
    Founder & CEO, 2001 - 2004
  • WebSwap
    Founder & Dir Engr, 1999 - 2001
  • Visigenic / Borland
    Engineering Manager, 1996 - 1999
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