System Requirements

To participate to the Career Virtual Fair and use Google Hangouts you need the following technical requirements.


Supported operating systems

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Chrome
  • Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions


Supported web browsers

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari

Camera & microphone access

You’ll need to let Hangouts use your camera and microphone when you start a video call for the first time. On Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari browsers, this includes downloading and installing the latest version of the Hangouts plugin.


Video call requirements

  • Broadband connection to the Internet
  • USB web camera or BlackMagic device (other devices, like virtual cameras, may not work with Hangouts)
  • Any 2 GHz dual-core processor or greater


Bandwidth for video calls

The bandwidth used by Hangouts is adaptive and will vary to provide the best experience on participants’ network.

Minimum bandwidth required

  • Outbound from the participant: 300 kbps
  • Inbound to the participant: 300 kbps
  • Ideal bandwidth

Two-person video calls:

  • Outbound from the participant: 2.6 mbps
  • Inbound to the participant: 2.6 mbps

Testing section

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