Google Hangouts Builds Feature Set With Google Docs Integration

The star feature of Google+, Google Hangouts, is now integrating fully with Google’s online suite of document, presentation and spreadsheet editing software, Google Docs.  This is a very interesting combination as it could have substantial collaboration benefits in both the education field and the workspace.

Google Docs has quickly become a go-to tool for small groups as users can edit together, track changes and share seamlessly.  With hangouts, users will be able to chat, view each other all while making the edits to documents & spreadsheets that they are accustomed too.

To start your own Doc inside of a hangout simply:

  • Click on the Docs button
  • Add an existing document, or upload a new one
  • View uploaded documents in the left side of the window
  • Choose to toggle between and collaboratively edit multiple documents at once

For more information see the launch post from Google+.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Google | Google: Google+ | Top News

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t think this will solve basic problem. undoubtedly  Hangouts and Google docs is great integration but since there are many issues when it comes to Google docs just like Google Spreadsheets is online, why doesn’t it go beyond versioning and creating multiple copies of the same data? What if I want to share different filters of the same spreadsheet for others to update and make my life easier?
    I would be interested in some alternatives to Google docs and have come across this tool called CollateBox http://www.collatebox.com/ looks promising to me, went through their blog which talks about getting alerts, notification.. Seems interesting..

  • http://jeffdownerbailbonds.com/ Jeff Downer Indianapolis IN

    Finally, a compelling reason to start leveraging Google+.  I like this functionality.

  • Anonymous

    Can some one please explain the need behind this integration since there are already many issues when it comes to Google docs, just like Google Spreadsheets is online, why doesn’t it go beyond versioning and creating multiple copies of the same data? What if I want to share different filters of the same spreadsheet for others to update and make my life easier?
    I would be interested in some alternatives to Google docs and have come across this tool called CollateBox http://www.collatebox.com/ looks promising to me, went through their blog which talks about getting alerts, notification.. Seems interesting when it talks a lot about online sharing and collaboration..

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