Hangouts on Air

* Mobile Hangouts has supported Android (Android (operating system)) 2.3+ devices with front-facing cameras since September 20, 2011. As of July 10, 2012 Google+ users on iOS are able to use Hangouts on iPhone and iPad.

Hangouts On-Air gives users the ability to create instant webcasts over Google+ and live-streamed to their connected YouTube channel.

The broadcasts can also be recorded for later retrieval. This feature, announced on September 20, 2011, was initially limited to some videocast personalities, but the tool has since been made publicly available to all Google+ users.

The first publicly broadcast Hangout was with The Black Eyed Peaswill.i.am on the night of September 21, 2011. - zdnet.com/

The feature became available at a large scale on May 7, 2012. The feature is not available to users under age 18 or from China, Thailand, or Vietnam - Google+ Help

* Hangouts On-Air gives users the ability to create instant webcasts over Google+ and live-streamed to their connected YouTube channel. The broadcasts can also be recorded for later retrieval. This feature, announced on September 20, 2011, was initially limited to some videocast personalities, but the tool has since been made publicly available to all Google+ users. The first publicly broadcast Hangout was with The Black Eyed Peaswill.i.am on the night of September 21, 2011.<ref>Weinberger, Matt (September 20, 2011). "Google+ Hangouts Go Mobile, Get Live Streaming and Better Search" . ''Googling Google'' (blog of ZDNet). Retrieved October 12, 2011.</ref> The feature became available at a large scale on May 7, 2012.Google Blog: Google+ Hangouts On Air: broadcast your conversation to the world The feature is not available to users under age 18 or from China, Thailand, or Vietnam.Google+ Help

* Hangouts on Air create YouTube video files that can be shared like all other YouTube videos socially, so beginning December 2013, future G+ HOA events scheduled on Google+ will immediately and automatically create YouTube video files, that are indexed for Google search engine results (SERPs) instantly.

Then audiences can engage with the video page (YouTube comments) and event page (Google+ event with video embedded), leading up to the live video recording event, which gives you until the live recording to generate live audience and panel participants.

Many apps can be used inside the hangout, allowing users to share documents, a scratchpad, or their screens with other users, as well as many built-in apps such as YouTube, Google Docs, and the new Capture.

Third-party apps built using the Hangout API are also available - zdnet.com

* Hangouts on Air create YouTube video files that can be shared like all other YouTube videos socially, so beginning December 2013, future G+ HOA events scheduled on Google+ will immediately and automatically create YouTube video files, that are indexed for Google search engine results (SERPs) instantly. Then audiences can engage with the video page (YouTube comments) and event page (Google+ event with video embedded), leading up to the live video recording event, which gives you until the live recording to generate live audience and panel participants. With an extended planning period (3 or more months), Google+ Hangouts on Air live recording events can 1) include relevant business celebrities & influencers as guests on the video chat panel, and 2) pre-promote, livestream, and distribute the YouTube video code embedded into the digital channels of established-audience mass media brands, like Forbes.com. Inviting thought leaders and brand advocates to participate in a pre-planned and pre-promoted live interactive roundtable, town hall, webinar, chat show or other format, allows the host business to effectively "sponsor" the media production and generate brand awareness, similar to publicity, for being known as the person/organization who "always hosts that show".The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Google+ Hangouts on Air

With an extended planning period (3 or more months), Google+ Hangouts on Air live recording events can * include relevant business celebrities & influencers as guests on the video chat panel, and * pre-promote, Livestream, and distribute the YouTube video code embedded into the digital channels of established-audience mass media brands, like Forbes.com.

Inviting thought leaders and brand advocates to participate in a pre-planned and pre-promoted live interactive roundtable, town hall, webinar, chat show or other format, allows the host business to effectively "sponsor" the media production and generate brand awareness, similar to publicity, for being known as the person/organization who "always hosts that show" - forbes.com

Google+ offers a top-line schedule of featured selected Google+ Hangout on Air events/shows,Google+ with instructions for how to schedule G+ HOA events so they may qualify for inclusion on the page. All G+ HOA events scheduled are included in the dynamic, comprehensive schedule under the Hangouts on Air tab on Google+ - support.google.com