While Facebook Live hasn't been very lively lately, Google+ Hangouts is hanging in there.
At 2 p.m. ET today, actors Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn will appear via Google+ Hangouts to premiere their trailer for The Internship, an upcoming comedy about two laid-off 40-year-olds making a go of it as interns at a successful Web-based company where their managers are twentysomethings. Also, social-media-savvy Conan O'Brien—from TBS late-night renown—will lead the online interview.
What's more, the Hollywood-based event is getting a rare treatment with an ad on Google's search homepage, suggesting that the digital giant still has high hopes for Hangouts. The video chat feature has largely struggled to gain traction among consumers since being launched in 2011.
''We're excited that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson chose the Google campus as a backdrop for their first film together since Wedding Crashers," Google said in a recent statement.
Months ago, rival Facebook appeared serious about making Facebook Live an entertainment/infotainment destination. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social behemoth, though, hasn't aired a program since pop star Rihanna appeared on Nov. 8, 2012.