A New User Interface for Hangouts

A New User Interface for Hangouts

Business Hangouts - New user interface for webinar

Google just changed the User Interface for  Hangouts.
The featured picture of this blog post represents a summary of changes.

The most important change of the user interface is a partially black background. As a general rule, images , both still and animated (videos) show better inside a black frame.

The challenge of this new user interface is to improve the quality of visualization for the videos, while representing a coherent integration with everything else where the light backgrounds (white or grey) are commonly used, including in Hangouts own sub-menus (which are left grey) and apps (which are also left unchanged).

Time and users will tell if this change in the user interface, which may be perceived as a bit radical is appreciated or not.

Today’s announcement includes an impressive list of enhancements for Google+ and even Hangouts chat (not video chats), the only one which applies to Business Hangouts users, is an improvement of the video in a back-lighting situation:

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Image excerpt from Google’s Blog (see link above)

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