Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Set Your Status on Hangouts in Gmail

Google Hangouts is AWESOME. Not only can you send quick chat style messages, you can video chat with others. This, in my opinion, is better than FaceTime (sorry Apple) in that you can have up to 10 people in the same hangout at the same time. It is easy to use and fast to set up. There are many uses for this tool: video conferencing, quick messages to others, and showing your status to others. This tip will be to show how set up and see status in Gmail Hangouts.

Set Your Status on Hangouts in Gmail

Status messages for Hangouts in Gmail are available! Status messages make it easy to tell your Gmail contacts what you’re doing - whether you're in meetings, at home sick, or just unavailable. You can see others’ statuses by selecting the “Contacts” tab on the bottom left corner of Hangouts. 

If you're not already using Hangouts in Gmail you will need to turn it on:
  1. Click on your photo above the chat list.
  2. Select “Try the new Hangouts”.

To set your status follow these steps:
  1. Click the dropdown next to your picture.
  2. Type in your status!

If you want the Document with these directions: Click Here