Google to roll out new tweak to Hangouts to improve call quality via P2P

Google to roll out new tweak to Hangouts to improve call quality via P2P

According to a VentureBeat report, the Google Hangouts messaging platform is being tweaked by Google to enable users to make improved-quality calls to their friends via peer-to-peer (P2P) connections.

The reported tweak which Google is set to make to the Hangouts messaging platform is evidently aimed at enhancing the Hangouts experience for users, with the help of notably improved audio and video quality over Hangouts calls.

Towards that end, Google specifically wants to make a direct P2P connection between Hangouts users who use the platform for exchanging calls.

In an explanation of the Hangouts tweak being planned by Google, the company told VentureBeat that the quality of Hangouts calls will be improved by routing the calls over a P2P connection when possible. Google further added that the use of P2P connections will allow Hangouts “to more efficiently route your call directly to the person you're talking to, rather than connecting the call through one of Google's servers.”

Once the reported Google Hangouts tweak has been rolled out by Google, the P2P functionality will work with all versions of Hangouts --- Web, iOS, and Android.


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