Hangouts is one of the redeeming qualities of Google+, and it's about to become more widely available. Google has announced that it's rolling out the video chats to Gmail.
The person you're hanging with doesn't even have to be a G+ user; you can gab with your pals from Gmail whether they're on a computer, or on an iOS or Android device. But if your cohort is a Pluskateer (that's a technical term), you can both chat with up to nine people at a time.
Google says the quality is better than regular old Gchat video calls. The new feature begins its rollout today. Now you just need to find people who use Mountain View's social network to kick it with. [Google via TheNextWeb]