Tips & Tricks

How to activate lower 3rd in Hangout (Your name and picture)

So what is lower 3rd in Hangout (if you don’t know it)

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Here in the picture can you see the lady name with a logo(picture). This is called lower third. It is very important when you talk to people who don’t know you or if you are having a hangout on air of if it’s some kinda formal hangout. Today we will learn how to do it,Screen Shot 2014-04-06 at 11.21.42 am

  1. In the left hand side you must be seeing some options like chat, screenshare etc etc. At the bottom you will find 3 dots together, just click on them
  2. Go to add apps
  3. Scroll down and find Hangout toolbox
  4. Install this extension
  5. Now at the right hand side you will find something like this,
  6. The first option, which looks like a person (just beside the volume icon), click on that
  7. Adjust your name or even you can change it if you want
  8. Turn it on
  9. Save it
  10. You lower 3rd is ready

Note: you might see the mirror image of your lower 3rd, don’t be scared, other people will see it right.

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Mukut Chakraborty

Mukut is a travel enthusiast, an optimist and believer of good things in earth (some call'em God). He's currently engaged with Accenture and Google where he manages his responsibilities as a digital marketer.

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