Learn how to tell whether someone you want to start a conversation with is available and online to chat immediately, or unavailable, and at which time an invitation to start a conversation will be sent.
- [Instructor] When you're ready to have…a video call, phone call, or even just text message,…with one of your contacts,…they may or may not be ready…to have a conversation with you.…In other words, they may not be online…and ready to accept your invitation instantaneously.…While the good news is you can tell…who is online and who is not,…who you'll be able to start a conversation with immediately…and who you'll have to send an invitation to…and hope for the best.…Let's check it out here.…You can see I'm logged in as Sandie.…
And Sandie's going to go to her contacts.…Clicking contacts shows the two that she has.…There's David Rivers, and there's Krystle down below.…You can see the difference.…David, that's me, has this little green circle…because he's online,…and clicking New Conversation or the name here…and choosing David means an immediate conversation…can happen.…Going down to Krystle and clicking here…to start a conversation with her…would result in an invitation being sent…and then she would have to be online at some point…
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- Touring the Hangouts interface
- Starting one-on-one text chats and group text chats
- Archiving a text chat
- Starting a video call
- Sending a message during a call
- Changing video call settings
- Making phone calls with Hangouts
- Touring the Hangouts UI on a mobile device
- Setting up contacts
- Customizing Hangout preferences
- Using keyboard shortcuts in Hangouts