How to Hangout with Bloom

Posted: Tue, 25 June 2013 by

We're going to be hanging out on Google+ quite a lot and we don't want you to miss out, so here's a simple guide on how to get started and join in.

How to set up a google + and use the hangout feature

Google + is a social networking site much like Facebook which allows you to sort your friends and colleagues into social circles. The feature of Google + we at Bloom are most excited about is the Hangout feature. Hangout allows users to video chat with each other to discuss , ask questions and learn from each other. In preparation for our future Hangouts, here is what you need to know to get set up if you haven't used Google + or the Hangout feature before.

 Step1: Set up your profile

If you already have a Gmail account you can sign in using your Gmail name and password. Otherwise click here and enter the information on the page.

Step 2 : Find Bloom on Google +

Once you have your profile set up you can add Bloom to your social circle by searching for Bloom VC in the search bar at the top of the page. Once you’ve found us, click the follow button and choose which circle to add us to.

Step 3 : Let's Hangout!

Once you have downloaded the Hangout client you will be asked to connect your web-cam and microphone so that we can talk! Don't worry if you don’t have a microphone or web-cam, or if you don’t want to use them you can click the off and mute buttons on the top right corner of the hangout screen. We won't be able to see you but you will be able to see us and you can still talk via the text box on the right of the screen.

That’s all there is to it!

Our first Hangout is being hosted by the excellent Ingenious Britain on Wednesday, June 26 2013 at 11am so make sure you add them into your circles. The Hangout can be found by clicking here. If you are having trouble or have any comments, don't forget you can use the #askbloom hashtag on Twitter or message us on Facebook for help.

Looking forward to seeing you there!