Is it possible to start and/or join a Google Hangout on Android without also having a Google+ account?


From the support page

Do users need a Google plus account to use Hangouts?

No, but some features—using apps in video calls, sharing photos, and using circles to control who can reach you and how—require a Google+ profile. See the following for more information: Hangout video call features available with or without a Google+ profile and Hangouts Chat vs. Google Talk

For Google app users the additional information states:

Although Google+ provides a superior experience, it is not required for Hangouts for Google Apps to work.

In the Android gapps package it appears to require a Google account, but only Google plus to send pictures.

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  • I am specifically asking about Hangouts on Android, not the Web interface. – ale Sep 14 '14 at 17:51
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    Sorry, added now, had to run at the time, slipped my mind @ale. – RossC Sep 14 '14 at 19:14

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