Do you want to be able to see the name, country of origin, and timezone of the person/group of people you are video chatting with online?
Google+ Hangout has a new third-party app called Hangout Toolbox that let you do just that! I tried it out and, despite a few order of operation bugs that I’m sure they’ll work out soon, it works great! The install is quick and easy; you just have to click on this link: http://goo.gl/fxPH3, and it opens up a Google Hangout window that walks you through a few first-time prompts.
Once installed you have these features for Lower Thirds (The First Button on the Top Left of the Hangout Toolbox Menu):
Line one – Line one of text
Line two – Line two of text
Bar Color – Color of lower thirds
Choose File for Logo Image
Select Country – If you want a flag instead of a custom Logo
“If you want to build a complete custom overlay, create a transparent PNG with the size 640×360 pixel. You can then load it with the second file selector as a custom overlay.”
Instead of looking at the display as a mirror, switch to looking at it as others will see the screen. I much prefer it this way.
Save all your settings for later use.
There are other features in here too, like sound effects, but those aren’t important now.