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Later I am not enjoying Hangouts anymore. Things have changed lately at +Google+ and the new system for hangouts has complicated things quite a bit, instead of making it easier both for newbies and for “old timers”.
I am sure that the people at +Google have studied the changes accurately, and I am not going into discussing their ability to see forward when changes need to be applied to the platform.
What I am debating here is the fact that Hangouts were so easy and smooth to start, to use. Now they are more comlplicated and adding new features like This one which allows you to place a “beach like” background into the Hangout, is not going to help at all.
End of case. Thanks to +Google for providing us with such a great platform, too many changes have occoured since the starting of +Google+ . Communities have broken the stream into thousands of streams.
It was a lot better in the beginning (but this is just my humble opinion)
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(by pio dal cin) +Google+ has announced today that accessibility has been improved for the hearing impaired on Hangouts. Read the post below by +Anna Cavender that I saw trough +Loren Groves (thanks dude for sharing +Sharing is Caring on G+ )
Accessibility is something we care a lot about on the Hangouts team. The Hangout Captions app, for example, enables live transcription services for the deaf and hard of hearing (http://goo.gl/4RujF). And “Take the Floor” makes it easier for sign language speakers to do a Hangout together (http://goo.gl/chyKS). Today we’re rolling out two accessibility improvements in Hangouts – a Sign Language Interpreter app, and a fuller set of keyboard shortcuts.
1) Using the Sign Language Interpreter app, deaf or hard of hearing users who prefer sign language can invite interpreters to speak and sign for them during a Hangout. They’ll always see their interpreter at the top right of the window, and they’ll become the focus of the Hangout whenever their interpreter speaks for them. You can install the app using this link: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_?gid=532733437531.
2) Keyboard shortcuts are also available in Hangouts — great for people who can’t or don’t want to use a mouse during the video chat. For example: muting your microphone is now as simple as Ctrl+D (PC) or Command+D (Mac), and you can start chatting with Ctrl+B (PC) or Command+B (Mac). To view the full list of keyboard shortcuts just type ‘?’ while in a Hangout, or visit this page:support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?answer=2752487.
Both features are rolling out gradually, so let us know what you think once you’ve taken them for a spin!
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