+Jaana Nystrom

Welcome to my Circleverse!

Google+ is my passion: I want to help others to get the most out of it.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

YouTube Live Events and Hangouts on Air

Have something to say, and want the world to hear it? Well, with Hangouts On Air, you can share and record your live discussions and performances with everyone.

Hangouts On Air lets you:

- Broadcast a hangout: Invite circles or individual people to join you in a hangout, then broadcast it to the world. A live player of your hangout will be posted to your Google+ Home page and YouTube channel.

- Edit and share the recorded Hangout: Your hangout will be recorded as a public video. The recording will be available on your Home page once your hangout has ended.

You'll also be able to edit the recording when the hangout is over and your post (and the video URL) will automatically be updated to show the edited version. Editing on YouTube is only available on videos shorter than 2 hours. You can download longer videos to be edited on your own computer.

EDIT 24.07.2015:  Looks like there have been some changes.
See this article from YouTube Help Center  and Google+ Help Center  about Hangouts on Air.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Photos update in Android 5.0 Lollipop

With the launch of Lollipop, the Google+ Photos app will replace the Gallery app for the following Nexus devices: 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10.
Users do not need a Google+ account or sign-in into Google+ in order to use the Photos app.

Why the change? As you know, Google is continually improving the experience on Google+ Photos, and now for Nexus users, they’re consolidating photo viewing and managing to a single app for a better photos experience, plus some additional features, such as Auto Backup, if users choose to sign in to Google+.

Gallery app is available only for devices running Android 4.2 to 4.4. If your device is running Android 5.0 or higher, use the Photos app to manage your photos.