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Hangouts makes video calls more convenient (picures)

Hangouts offers a simple interface for making video calls, sending texts, and more.

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Create a hangout

Just like the Google+ app, you can create a hangout by scrolling through your contact list or by using the search field at the top.
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Group video calls

Create a hangout with up to 10 people. The app automatically switches to the person who is talking, but you can still see everyone in the hangout at the bottom.
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Incoming call

When you get an incoming video call, you can answer or decline at the bottom.
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Choose your profile photo

You can always change the profile photo that everyone sees by going through the settings.
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Browse your hangout history

Browse through your hangout history to remember old text messages or look at shared photos, among other things.

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