Hangout Timer

A simple extension for Google Hangout, to improve the productivity of your conference calls and meetings.

Description

Hangout timer is simple circular stopwatch overlay that you can set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, or 5 minutes, and that every hangout participant can see.

It was developed to improve productivity during our remote meetings, by granting a 2-minute speaking slot to every team member.

Installation

You can quickly test it here, or by clicking on the button below.

Start a Hangout

Usage

After installing the extension, here is how to use it:

  1. Start or join a video Hangout meeting.
  2. Activate your webcam, so that other participants can see you.
  3. Click on the hourglass icon, in the left bar of your Hangout window.
  4. Click on the button of your choice (30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, or 5 minutes).
  5. Click again on the hourglass icon, to hide the extension's page.
  6. A hourglass will be displayed on your webcam video, and progressively turn to red as the time is out.
  7. Repeat from step #3, or click on the "stop" button to hide the hourglass.

Author

Toy project by Adrien Joly, here is the source code.

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