Google has been making a lot of adjustments to Google Plus lately, and one of the latest adjustments is really a lot of fun to use. Google’s new On Air from G+ allows users to broadcast short videos directly on a Google Plus homepage, but that’s not all. Now, with On Air you can also link your Google Plus account to your YouTube account – and even embed your new video on your website or any other page where you want to broadcast yourself.
Many people largely thought that Google Plus was on its way out, but Google is not letting go of this social network – far from it. Instead, Google is trying to think of new ways to keep users active on the network. Currently, over one million people use Google Plus and that number does keep growing rapidly. If the new On Air feature sounds like fun to you, here’s how it works.
Using Google Plus On Air
The first thing that you’ll need to do is sign up for a Google Plus account if you don’t already have one. Got one? Ok, the second thing you will have to do is sign up for a YouTube account because you will be using that login information to set up your On Air account. If all of your accounts are in order, just go to your Google Plus page and follow the On Air prompts. From there, you will be asked to log into your YouTube account and follow the instructions listed.
You can record your video of choice using YouTube and then hit the “Go Live” button at the top of your YouTube page to broadcast your video. As your video is being broadcast, people who are part of your Google Plus stream will see your video live as you record it. This means that lots of people will be commenting on your work, so make sure you look great! Once you’re done recording your video, you can check out the comments and get back to your fans. While the On Air feature alone is a very cool addition to Google Plus, it’s also great that Google allows you to embed your video on any website. This way, you can really broadcast your talents to the world in a number of different ways across a number of different sites.
Google Is Not Going Anywhere
Facebook’s new IPO is coming up really soon. What does this mean for Google Plus? Well, it will be a make it or break it situation for Facebook. Some Facebook users might migrate away from the site and search for another social media site to use, which is where Google Plus comes into play. On the flip side, Facebook might keep its users and gain even more users, which would give Google a run for its money. In short, Google has to be ready for whatever comes its way, and Google Plus can’t have too many features.
If you use Google Plus, the On Air feature is available right now and you can broadcast any video you want right away. If not, you might want to consider signing up for a Google Plus account just to see what all the fuss is about – or to see what your kinds of videos your friends are creating.