Hangout Photo Share

Important Notice: Since the Google+ Hangouts API has been shut down you can no longer use this app.


Have you uploaded a lot of nice photos on Google+™ and want to talk about them with your friends? Have you been on vacation and want to show the photos to your family?

This Hangout app enables you to easily share photos you have uploaded publicly to Google+ with the other participants of a Hangout.


If this is your first time using the app, you will be asked to authorize it.

Usage 1

Clicking on "Continue" will open a standard Google Authorization window.

Usage 2

After allowing access you can start using the application. Other people joining the hangout will find the application under "Apps" and can start it from there (and authorize it if this is their first time).

Usage 3

The next time you enter a hangout you will have easy access to the app in your recent apps.

Usage 4

When started the app will at first search for albums you have publicly uploaded to Google+ and give you a list of all albums it found.

Usage 5

You can filter the list by album name to search for a specific album, simply by typing in the text box.

Usage 6

When you click on any album, the app will load all the photos in this album and display them for you to choose from.
You can always go back to albums view to choose another album.

Usage 7

Clicking on a photo will then display this photo to all other participants in the hangout.

Usage 8

If you wish, you can then hide the photo switcher by clicking the gray bar on the very left to have a more undisturbed view of the photos. You can always get the switcher back by clicking on the gray bar again. For albums with more than one photo you will also notice arrows which allow you to navigate through your album. The view for the other participants will be updated accordingly.

Usage 9



This app is still in development and not all features might be available at all times. Also from time to time the app might not be working at all for you.

I have tested this only using a new version of Chrome in Windows 7, so if you have issues running it in other browsers please let me know.

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Programming by Gerwin Sturm, FoldedSoft e.U.