Modified 07 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

A Google Hangout is an excellent tool to discuss projects and meet with colleagues face to face, and now you can invite even more people into one.

Google have announced a welcome increase to the number of people allowed in a Hangout. You can now invite up to 15 people into a Hangout, an increase from the current limit of 10. So, if you haven't yet tried a Hangout from your Google Apps, Gmail or Google+ account, now is a great time to try one out.

Google Hangouts let you hold face-to-face meetings with others from any device with a camera and an internet connection. To hold a Hangout either start one directly from your Gmail account, schedule a meeting and include a Hangout or open your Google+ account and start one from there.

The increase will be rolling out to Apps for Business, Education and Government customers over the next few days.