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Learn How To Start a Google Hangout On Air (HOA) In Less Than Three Minutes [Video]

image - Start Hangout On AirIn response to viewer/reader requests, Sheryl Loch has put together a very short how-to video tutorial on How To Start A Hangout On Air. This is a step-by-step video that will take you from your Google Plus profile to setting up your Lower Third branding in the Hangout Toolbox, all in less than three minutes.

How to Start a Google Hangout On Air

This video shows you how to start a Google Plus Hangout On Air (HOA). A regular Google Hangout is a little different to setup and is not automatically recorded. A G+ Hangout On Air is broadcasted (viewable) publically live on Google Plus and YouTube and is recorded by Google and sent to the YouTube channel of the user that started the hangout.

Your Thoughts?

Have You Started a Hangout On Air? Have you participated in one? How about just a regular G+ Hangout? Any comments, suggestions or ideas? Feel free to comment below.

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  • Joe Hart

    HOA is an interesting concept.I love how it links to the Youtube account of the user.Thanks for sharing this informative video.Much appreciated.

  • Dianna Booher

    That’s a very useful post, Brian! Google+ seems to have many features to explore!

  • Scott Craighead

    I’ve tried using this platform to launch using so strange methods. I just don’t have a webcam instead I tried running it through my Cannon T3i and then screen capturing one part of my Cannon software with ManyCam. It just doesn’t work. I might have get me a webcam I dunno. The quality of Webcams upset me. I’m picky, really picky. – Scott Craighead

    • Brian D. Hawkins

      I can understand being selective Scott but I think it’s more important to do we need to do than wait for perfection. I use a rather expensive wide angle HD webcam and it shows crystal clear on my monitors but once it’s uploaded to YouTube, the background looks dark and the quality is pretty poor. I don’t know how much of that’s the camera and how much is YouTubes optimization during upload.

      HOA are never going to be perfect because they’re recorded live anyway. For those that can edit a professional video, that’s great but I love the way HOA allow almost anyone to record and upload to YouTube.

  • yogesh pant

    hi Brian,
    I have never participated in any of the Google Hangout. I think that it requires a good speed from the network as I have tried multiple times but failed!

  • Ileane

    Thanks for sharing the refresher tutorial since things keep changing over on Google+ I need to keep up with the times.

    I haven’t done one in months…..

    • Brian D. Hawkins

      You’re too kind Ileane, but you are the YouTube master. :)

  • Martin

    Pretty in-depth. You have covered all the important points here. Thanks for sharing the details. The catch is, more and more clients might opt for free live streaming platforms and hire live streaming teams only to handle the publishing. This may reduce the size of the paycheck but increase the volume of the events.

    • Brian D. Hawkins

      I think the video services will always find a market if the quality and service is there Martin. It’s true that some pretty big people are going to HOA though so there could be some truth to that. I like that it opens the doors to people that would have never bothered before.

  • Gautam

    You just Published awesome information that can help many peoples around the web.Bcoz when the hangout was released than we used to get a Option there to go on air but now That’s Changed and that has been removed.

  • Hina

    Hello, I have not started hangout on air yet but I really liked it. The video is totally helpful.
    I appreciate it.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.