Significant new features for Google+ Hangouts
Google added a number of key features to its Google+ Hangouts live video chat Tuesday morning: Select users can now broadcast their Hangouts, which turns the intimate chat sessions into a live stream that can be watched by an unlimited number of participants. Hangouts are also now available to mobile users through the latest version of the Android Google+ app. Other new features include the ability to share your screen with other Hangout participants, and a Hangouts API.
Other Hangout highlights from the link above:
Screensharing: for when you want to show off your vacation photos, your high score, your lesson plan or whatever else is on your screen Sketchpad: for when you want to draw, doodle, or just scribble together Google Docs: for when you want to write, plan or present something with others Named Hangouts: for when you want to join or create a public hangout about a certain topic (like fashion or music or sports...)