Before proceeding, make sure you are on a computer with a webcam and microphone (built in webcams and microphones work just fine). Also, you will need to use a modern operating system and browser (updated within the last couple of years, even if your computer is 5-6 years old). Hangouts supports the current version and the 2 previous major releases of the operating systems listed below.
- Mac OS X
- Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions
Hangouts supports the current version and 1 previous major release of the browsers listed below.