Talking and Video Chat with the Hangouts App on Android
Take the hangout up a notch by touching the Video icon on your Android phone. When you do, your friend receives a pop-up invite, as shown. Touch the Accept icon to begin talking.
The next figure shows what an ongoing video chat might look like. The person you’re talking with appears in the big window; you’re in the smaller window. Other video chat participants appear at the bottom of the screen as well, as shown:
The onscreen controls may vanish after a second; touch the screen to see the controls again.
To end the conversation, touch the Exit icon. Well, say “Goodbye” first, and then touch the icon.
When you’re nude, or just ugly, decline the video chat invite. Then choose that contact and reply with a text message or a voice chat instead.
Use the Speaker icon to choose how to listen when you video-chat. You can choose to use the phone’s speaker, headphones, and so on.
When video-chatting with multiple contacts, choose a contact from the bottom of the screen to see the person in a larger format in the center of the screen.
If you want to make eye contact, look directly into the phone’s front-facing camera. It’s right above the touchscreen, either centrally located or to the left or right.