How to set up a virtual hangout: the easy way to get people together on Zoom

Set up a virtual hangout
(Image credit: Zoom)

Though we may be in enforced isolation right now, that doesn’t mean you have to forsake getting together with your fellow shooters to talk about all things photography! You just have to get a little creative with how you do it. 

Most of us have heard of Google Hangouts, but there are better ways to stay in touch with your friends, colleagues and customers. Here’s how to set up a virtual hangout on Zoom, which is just about the best virtual conferencing tool there is right now.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.