Q. What’s more fun than having fun?
a. Having fun with others
b. Hanging out with celebrities who are having fun with you
c. Getting paid for having fun
d. All of the above
If you chose any of these answers, then you’ll soon be a big fan of Hang w/!
Hang w/ is the social media app that lets you hang out with others around the world in real-time video streams. The app has had major updates that add plenty of new features to make it even more fun. You can still watch live stream videos of people doing cool stuff but now you can broadcast videos beyond the app. You can also get paid for your broadcasts, giving you extra incentive to have loads of fun!
You can watch people broadcasting concerts, cooking lessons, parties, workout sessions, performances, extreme sports and more. Share your own adventures with others by broadcasting from your phone using the Hang w/ app.
➙ See, Hang w/ – Who Knew the World Was This Much Fun? for my original article on Hang w/.
Hang w/ Celebrities
If you always wanted to hangout with your favorite celebrities, your wish may be granted: Hang w/ can give you that chance. Get together in real time with celebrities as they broadcast from around the world to be a part of their lives.
Check out these people on Hang w/: 50 Cent, Ali Landry, Andre Drummond, Brooklyn Nets, Cheech and Chong, Claudia Jordan, Mark Ballas, Coco Crisp, Jake Ellenberger, Jamie Kennedy, Jared Leto, Josh Reddick, Julius Thomas, Kaskade, Larry the Cable Guy, Lucy Hale, Mike Metzger, Soulja Boy, Tony Orlando, Terrell Owens, Timbaland, UFC and Ultimate Poker.
Here’s a video showing samples from celebrity hangouts this year:
Get Paid to Hang Out
You don’t have to be a celebrity to get paid for an appearance. Beginning November 3, Hang w/ will pay you 25% of the ad revenue it collects from your hangout being broadcast. That gives you a great incentive to do extra fun things!
You can sign up to receive alerts when your favorite Hang w/ peeps are hanging out. It’s also fun to hop on and see who’s broadcasting and discover new people to follow. Also be sure to follow @hangwith on Twitter to see tweets about upcoming broadcasts.
Search with Hashtags
You can discover interesting broadcasts by searching with hashtags within the app. Find broadcasts on topics of interest or on trending topics when you search with hashtags.
Longer Broadcast Time
Now broadcasts can be longer. Hang w/ has increased broadcast times up to 15 mins for regular accounts and 60 mins for verified accounts for celebrities, up from 3 minutes when the app originally launched.
Live Streaming to Facebook
Hang w/ has expanded broadcasts beyond the app. Now, in addition to broadcasting onto the app, you can broadcast onto your Facebook page.
Live Streaming to Your Blog/Website
If you have a blog or website, you can now use Hang w/ to live stream directly to your site. Get a custom widget at the Hang w/ website to embed your live stream on your site.
See videos of recent popular hangouts within the app or on the Hang w/ YouTube channel. You can highlight your favorite broadcasts in the app.
Get inspired to workout with this Sprint training w/ Terrell Owens & Chad Ochocinco video:
When you hang out with people on Hang w/ you aren’t just watching their live stream. Hang w/ gives you the opportunity to chat with the person broadcasting as well as with other viewers. You can comment, ask questions, make suggestions, and interact with others in real time.
If you think the chance to hang out with and interact with celebrities would be a big draw, well, you’re exactly right. According to Hang w/ its users engage 5 to 250 times as much using Hang w/ as with other social media sites. Hang w/ compared how likely people would be to tune into a Hang w/ broadcast versus engage on other social media sites by Liking, retweeting, sharing, favoriting, and commenting:
- Hang w/ Tune In versus Facebook like: 5:1
- Hang w/ Tune In versus Instagram comment: 19:1
- Hang w/ Tune In versus Twitter favorite: 153:1
- Hang w/ Tune In versus Twitter retweet: 195:1
- Hang w/ Tune In versus Facebook share: 250:1
See, MarketWatch, Hang w/ Reveals Unprecedented Fan Engagement Metrics
Sometimes you want your hangouts to be away from the world. Now you can use Hang w/ to broadcast private hangouts with your friends without making the hangout public.
You can use the Hang w/ app to send private messages to other Hang w/ members.
The Hang w/ app is available free for:
Do you like having fun? Have you tried Hang w/ yet? Have you always wanted to hang out with a celebrity? Which celebrity do you wish would start using Hang w/? What cool stuff would you broadcast yourself doing? Let us know in the Comments section below!