If you have never attended a Google Hangout Live event before, never fear!

Just complete the following steps to register for your YouTube account:

  1. Launch your Google Chrome browser (Important Note: Google Chrome is recommended because Google Hangouts don’t work as well with other browsers and for certain browsers such as Opera and Safari, they do not work at all sometimes).
  2. Register for a Gmail account if you do not already have one.
  3. Log into your Gmail account.
  4. Once you are in your Gmail account, look to the top right-hand corner of the screen. You will see a cluster of 9 tiny squares.
  5. Click on that cluster and there will be a drop-down menu. Select YouTube (the red play button icon).
  6. You will be taken to your YouTube homepage.

And that’s it – you should now be ready to view any Google Hangouts on air via YouTube and participate in the live Q&A sessions.

Just go to the direct YouTube link of the Google Hangout event you wish to attend!

Taking part in the live Google Hangout Q&A session

It’s easy peasy once you have a YouTube account:

  1. Log into your YouTube account at www.youtube.com.
  2. Go to the Google Hangout event page on YouTube. There will be a chatbox right next to the YouTube screen for you to type questions into.
  3. Once the moderator has announced that the Q&A session in going to begin, Just type in your questions and hit ‘enter’ and the moderator will read out your question to the author to answer.