Hangout Chat above the filmstrip – keep up without closing other apps
Recently we received a new twist on the internal chat called 'group chat' when inside the hangout filmstrip… it shows internal chat text above the thumbnail of the typist. This screenshot shows how it integrates with other apps.
Pictured here are a couple of ways to see comments/text chat while inside a Hangout on Air (HOA). The right-most panel is displaying some Viewer Comments via the Hangout App named Comment Tracker. Just above the filmstrip thumbnail is chat text (a comment) from a filmstrip participant.
Prior to this recent update, in order to read the chat text from a filmstrip member, we needed to activate the group chat pane (top blue icon on left) which would auto-close the Comment Tracker pane… now we can see both at the same time. I like the change… how about you?
Read about the update of this new internal group chat function via this post: http://goo.gl/WnC1Ju