Google has announced Applause for its Hangouts suite. This latest feature for the broadcasting and collaboration service enables views of a live broadcast to provide feedback without having to deal with Q&A comments. All that's required is a simple, quick click on the thumbs up or thumbs down buttons, which is then registered on the system as feedback for said broadcaster.
As viewers give provide the old thumbs up, data is accumulated and published under the video to inform everyone (including the broadcaster) as to how viewers are reacting to what's being streamed. It's a neat addition we're sure broadcasters and viewers alike will welcome. This announcement comes off the heels of Google Hangouts and Voice becoming one.