These days, finding time for a phone call or in-person meeting is increasingly difficult. With everyone's hectic schedules, sometimes it's easier to schedule a Google Hangout to run through any important business items quickly and simply.

Whether you want to connect with one person or several others, Google Hangouts offers free audio and video conference calls to help you get your business done quickly and simply.

If you want to set up a Google Hangout , you'll first need to create an event in your Google Calendar . Once that's complete, you'll be able to invite attendees, who will receive an email alerting them to the event and asking them to RSVP.

Here's how to schedule a Google Hangout .

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How to schedule a Google Hangout

1. After logging into your Google account on your Mac or PC , visit the Google Calendar site.

2. On the left hand side of your screen, click "Create" to add a new event to your calendar.

How to schedule a Google Hangout
How to schedule a Google Hangout
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3. Fill in the details of the event i.e. what you want the meeting to be called, the date and time of the meeting, etc.

4. Click the "Add location or conferencing" field and then click "Add conferencing" to enable Hangouts.

How to schedule a Google Hangout
How to schedule a Google Hangout
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5. In the "Add guests" field, begin typing the email address or contact name of the person or people you want to invite to the Hangout.

How to schedule a Google Hangout
How to schedule a Google Hangout
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6. When all fields are completed, click "Save" to schedule your Google Hangout and send invites to your attendees.

How to schedule a Google Hangout
How to schedule a Google Hangout
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Note, that should you wish to invite additional people to your Google Hangout after the initial event setup, you can do so by clicking on the event in your Google Calendar and typing in their email addresses in the "Guests" tab before clicking "Save."

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