Google introduces new Hangouts landing page and more features later this month

There’s a new place for Google Apps @ NC State users to hangout! Users can use the new Google Hangouts landing page to name their Hangout, choose a chat, Web or phone call, invite guests, or edit settings!

Users can still start Hangouts from the contact list in Google+ or Gmail and also can share a consistent experience from

To find out more about this new interface, visit the NC State Google Service Team Google+ page. For more details on Google’s latest enhancements, check out the August edition of Google Apps What’s New.

New Google Apps features on the way

Later this month, Google plans to roll out the following features.

  • Gmail Events to Calendar
    Keeping up with travel plans, meetings and social events is getting easier for Gmail users. Now, any time emails are delivered to your Inbox with event or travel information, they will be automatically added as entries in your Google Calendar. They will even be updated if you receive an email with a status change.This feature is enabled by default on desktop and mobile (iOS and Android) devices. The events are visible only to Google Calendar owners by default; individuals with delegated access will not see them. Calendar owners can delete unwanted events, adjust visibility settings, or disable the feature in their Calendar settings.
  • Voice Dictation in Docs
    Save time in Docs by speaking your text and allowing Google to dictate it for you. Watch this brief video for a demonstration of this convenient new tool.
  • See New Changes in Docs
    View recent edits and editors in Google Docs by selecting See new changes at the top of your document or from the File menu in Docs online.

For a sneak preview of additional updates expected to hit NC State’s domain this month, see Do your best work with Google Docs.

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