Google Voice and Video Chat

Google Voice and Video Chat is a simple and great way to have a conversation with a friend, family member, or a colleague on campus, all from the comfort of your computer.

Requirements

  • Google Voice and Video Chat plug-in
  • Web Cam (for video)
  • Microphone (for voice)

Windows

  1. Go to http://mail.google.com/videochat.
  2. Click Install Voice and Video Chat.
  3. Save the file to your Desktop.
  4. Double-click GoogleVoiceAndVideoSetup.exe to begin the install process.
  5. Restart your web browser.

Mac OS X

  1. Go to http://mail.google.com/videochat.
  2. Click Install Voice and Video .
  3. Double-click GoogleVoiceAndVideoSetup.dmg and then double-click the Google Voice .
  4. Restart your web browser.

Using Google Voice and Video Chat

  1. Log into Norse Mail.
  2. Under Chat, users with a Video Camera icon can do video or voice cha.
  3. Click Video and More in the lower left hand corner and select Start Voice Chat or Start Video Chat.
  4. The recipient will be notified of the call (with a ringing sound) and be prompted to Answer or Ignore the incoming call.
  5. Click Answer to start the conversation.
  6. Click Hang Up to end the call.

Tips for Voice and Video Chat

  • Click here for more information from Google.
  • Click the Microphone icon if you wish to mute yourself, but still hear the other party.
  • You can Click and Drag the preview window to any part of the video screen.
  • Click in the upper left corner to make the Video Chat full screen.