Google’s Hangouts video chat service has started letting users chat with friends and family in HD (high-definition).
HD is being rolled out to the live streaming Hangouts on Air service initially.
Google intends to extend HD to all desktop Hangouts video calls in the coming weeks.
Google is ditching the H.264 video codec in Hangouts standard definition for its own open VP8 codec to enable Hangouts in HD.
Before you can enjoy HD Hangouts, ensure that you have a HD webcam, good bandwidth speed and a fast computer with lots of processing power.
You can download the Hangouts app at Google Play and iTunes App Store for Android and iOS mobile devices respectively or install a plugin for the Chrome browser on the PC.