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Hangouts - System Requirements

Hangouts system requirements

 

In order to use Hangouts your computer must meet the following requirements:

Supported browsers and operating systems

Hangouts supports the current version and the 2 previous major releases of the browsers listed below on a rolling basis.

Hangouts supports the current version and the 2 previous major releases of the operating systems listed below on a rolling basis. 

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Chrome
  • Ubuntu and other Debian based Linux distributions

Specifications for sending and receiving messages

  • You can have a group Hangout with up to 100 people. 

Requirements and specifications for video calls

There are a few specifications and limitations of video calls that you should be aware of:

  • Video calls can have a maximum of 15 participants.
  • There's a 150 minute check-in to make sure you're still there.
  • You need to have a broadband connection to the Internet.

Processor Minimum Requirements:

  • Any 2 GHz dual core processor or greater.

Bandwidth

  • For 1:1 connections we suggest a 1 mbps/1 mbps (up/down)
  • For group video connectivity we suggest 1 mbps/2 mbps (up/down)

SOURCE MATERIAL:

https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/1216376?hl=en

 

Return to the Hangouts FAQ

 

Last Updated: 11/12/15

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