Start an open Hangout
1: Go to Hangouts Go to the Google+ service
and, on the right-hand side of the screen, you will see a handy Hangouts column. You can start a new
Hangout by clicking on the ‘+’ icon and then inviting friends to join you.
2: Start a party To let friends know that you’re free to hang out, click on the arrow at the bottom of the column and then click on the ‘Start a party’ button to open up a new broadcast window on your desktop.
3: Post an invitation You will now be able to post an open invitation to hook up with anyone from your circles who wants to chat. Fill in what’s on your mind, add the names, circles or email addresses, and then click on Share.
4: Quick hookup All of your previous Hangouts will be listed in the Hangouts column in Google+, so you can hook up with the same bunch of people again quickly and easily by just clicking on them in the list.
Finding people to join you in a Hangout
Here’s how to add people and Circles to your Hangout
1 Click on New Hangout at the top of the Hangouts column and all of your current Google+ circles will be listed. Tick a box and you can start a text or video chat
2 In the box at the top of the Hangouts menu, start typing in names. Google+ will match them with other people on Google+, even if they aren’t in your circles.
3 Click on the box beside a person’s name and you will add them to your Hangout. You can either send them a text message or invite them to a video chat.