If you got all dolled up or totally dorked out for your Google+ Hangout, you might as well have a good snapshot to remember the video chat session by. Now, instead of awkwardly trying to take a screenshot, you can use a new Google+ Hangout application called Capture to preserve your candid moments.
Announced today, Capture adds a camera button to Google+ Hangouts, the group video chat and broadcast tool that's a part of the search company's social network. A click of the button will capture your view of the Hangout in progress and save the shot to a shared album. This particular photo album is only visible to other invited Hangout participants and is accessible during or after the broadcast.
"The challenge, oftentimes, is capturing your favorite moments as they happen," Google+ software engineer Jeremy Ng wrote in a Google+ post announcing the new application. "With [Capture] you can take pictures of your Hangouts-in-progress, including a number of features not available in the usual screenshot workarounds."
One of those features happens to be the ability to keep tabs on when your fellow Hangout participants are using the snapshot tool. Ng said that you will always know when Capture is in use, which means you'll know whenever a picture is taken.
The Hangouts Capture app is being rolled out to members and will soon be available worldwide, Google said.