Sometimes you need to be a part of a Hangout, and all you have is a phone line
Video and phone conference service UberConference has just released a new Hangouts app that lets anyone call into a hangout from any phone. Hangouts have naturally been limited to just devices that could run the Hangouts applications or use a full web browser, but now with this new tool anyone can dial into a Hangout as if they were dialing a normal conference call. Simply open up the UberConference app in your ongoing Hangout, and folks can call in — you can host up to 100 people on phones at a time, and record everything as you normally would.
This announcement makes a whole lot of sense in conjunction with the new Chromebox for meetings platform, which touted UberConference as one of the providers that brings non-Hangouts devices into conference calls. While this functionality may not be all that useful for the general consumer, enterprises will love the ability to have people call in over a regular phone line in a pinch.
Source: UberConference (PRNewswire)