You asked for it during the week-end, we developed it on labor day, tested it on Tuesday and went live today.
The new release includes:
– New HOST email confirmation format: more explicit that the host scheduled a new hangout, includes link
– Time before a Hangout link is operational increased from 10 min to 30 min
– Social networks icons (FB/LI/G+) are visible on the viewers panel, in front of the profile pics
– Limit chat beeps to 1 min . We didn’t totally remove chat beeps because in our experience, if no beep then you don’t notice someone (who may need assistance) chatting at all, so it will beep the 1st time someone chats, then goes silent for at least 1 min, then beeps on next chat input, etc…
– Time stamp on the chat, below the profile pic
– Extract chat history at any time in a full page with clickable links favoring networking, within a different tab (press on it at the end of the Hangout, this way it will stay.
– Customize automatically the upper right quadrant with the event pic. (aspect ration conserved).
– A couple of bugs fixed and some new ones generated (humor).
Enjoy it !