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Start a hangout from within the VLN

By Glen Comments (6)

We have just added an option to the Online Users widget, User profile pages and Group members pages to allow you to easily start a hangout with your Friends in the VLN. 

If you want to have a google hangout with one of your friends just click the "Start a hangout" button at any of the above places and you will then be prompted to select the friends that you want to invite. Once you have them all selected just click the "Start Hangout" button again and a Google Hangout session will be started for you.

In order to take part in the hangout both you and your friends will need a google account.


  • Rachel Whalley

    Wow very cool, my kids would love to see this on their site, but i don't think we will go there just yet. Is there also the possibility of live chat option?

  • Glen

    Piece of cake to add it now we have done it once - so whenever you are ready, just let us know  - although you have the 13+ issue on any student based sites.

    Will be looking at some live chat options - it is very resource intensive, so just need a way of adding it that we are sure won't affect server performance.


  • Annemarie Hyde

    Well done.  The VLN is such a useful space!

  • Glen

    Thanks for the feedback Annemarie - good to know that you find it useful.


  • Sonya Van Schaijik

    I also find it useful regarding the Hangout. Well done Glen and team.

  • Dee Reid

    Fantastic Glen - thanks very much for the continual focus on improvement in terms of adding functionality to the VLN space.  He mihi nui ki a koe me tō tīma! (a big ups to you and your team!