Instructions for using the Group Chat Extension

The Group Chat extension lets you display any web-based group chat within your hangouts. This is useful if you want your Hangouts on Air viewers to chat with you while they are watching the live broadcast. The extension displays the web-based group chat via a iframe so all you need for the extension to work is the URL to your chat box. 
  • Step 1: Get the link to your chat box. I use the shoutbox code at chat.zoho.com for this purpose.
  • Step 2: Start the Hangout with the Group Chat Extension by clicking on this button:
Start a Hangout
  • Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen to allow the app to run. 

  • Step 4: Enter your chat URL in the text box displayed on your left. Click on Display Chat



That's all there is to it. You should see your chat displayed within the hangout.  



You can embed the same chat box in your website/blog where you embed your live broadcast video. 

If the others within the hangout want to participate in the chat, they can access the app by clicking on the Apps tab on the bottom left corner and selecting Hangouts Group Chat. They'll need to follow step 3 and 4 above before they can view the chat. 

 

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