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If you use Google Hangouts On Air, you probably use Hangout Toolbox and it’s Lower Third feature. And if you use Lower Third, you probably wish it were more customizable. Well, it is – you can use it to overlay graphics. The problem: if you want a really unique look, you need to design the graphics yourself.

If you only want a semi-unique graphics, however, you should check out HangoutMagix. This simple web app allows you to create your own graphical overlays using your own text and a variety of pre-made vector images. Simply type the information you want to share, explore the various options and you’ll have a good-looking G+ overlay in no time:

hangout overlays

It doesn’t take very long to make something relatively unique with this, and you’re by no means limited to the Lower Third option. You can also create an overlay with pointing out you social networking profiles – pick an icon and type the relevant information:


If you want to add a professional look to your regular hangouts this is a quick option – if not a perfect one. A watermark will be added to your hangout if you use this, and there doesn’t even seem to be a paid option for removing it. Still, it’s a quick way to design good-loooking overlays, and it’s free, so there’s not a lot to complain about.


  • Free online art creation tool designed for Hangouts On Air users
  • Makes graphical overlays for Google Hangouts and Hangouts On Air
  • Look like a professional news anchor, and drive viewers to your site or social profiles
  • More Hangout tools: PlusRoulette, GPHanouts Directory, Hangout Canopy.

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  1. Alex Kozak
    May 23, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Thank you for reviewing our hangout graphics tool, guys, and thanks for your feedback.

    We are working on improvements and implementing users' suggestions, so please post your comments here if you've got any questions, feedback or need any help with HangoutMagix.