UberConference gives Google+ Hangouts a phone number

Feb 06, 2014, 12:00 ET from UberConference

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UberConference announced its integration with Google+ Hangouts, Google's cross-platform messaging service, making it available from any phone without needing a webcam or Internet connection. UberConference is the first and only service to integrate an audio conference with Hangouts, adding a phone number so anyone can dial into the Hangout.

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With UberConference integration, Hangouts will now have:

  • greater accessibility: join the Hangout via phone with a dedicated UberConference number  
  • large group calls: add up to 100 people by phone at a time
  • recording: record a Hangout with the click of a button in the UberConference sidebar

"Not having a laptop on hand is no longer a limitation of joining a Hangout," said Craig Walker, UberConference CEO and co-founder. "We've created an entirely new way for people to hold audio conference calls, and Hangouts has done the same for video. The two integrated together deliver a groundbreaking conferencing experience you can't find anywhere else."

Adding UberConference to your Hangout is simple. Find and enable the UberConference app in the Hangouts Apps Menu. Once the app is added, the UberConference sidebar will make all UberConference controls available.  The Hangout organizer's UberConference number is always the same, so it can be included in future Hangout invitations.

About UberConference

UberConference makes it easy to join a conference call, and with its visual interface for both browsers and mobile devices, users can see everybody on the call and also see who is talking at any time. Conference calling as an industry continues to grow rapidly but hasn't seen real innovation in decades. UberConference's elegant UI for web and mobile makes features easy-to-use with the click of a button, and entirely eliminates the PIN number. Built by the teams that brought Google Voice and Yahoo! Voice to tens of millions of users, UberConference launched in 2012 and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. Learn more.

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