Meet friends and family online, share photos, host video calls, and send SMS and Hangouts messages. Log in to a Google Account beforehand (see Google Account).

Using Hangouts

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Google google folder icon > Hangouts google hangouts icon.

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  • The Hangouts app will open.
  1. Tap Add add hangout icon, and then tap New conversation.
  2. Type a name, email, number, or circle, or select a contact from the list.
  3. Type a message or tap Video chat hangouts video icon to start a video chat.
  • A chat window or a video chat window opens.
  • Each time text is entered, the corresponding friend appears.
  • If a friend is not in a Hangout, you will see a message. Tap Send invitation to invite them to join the Hangout.

Hangouts Operations

  • Ending a Chat: Tap the Back key.
  • Ending a Video Chat: In the video chat window, tap End end video hangout icon.
  • Disabling Chat History: If you do not want to keep chat history, in the chat window, tap More options options icon > Options, tap On/Off next to History.
  • Delete Chat History: To delete all your chat history, in the chat window, tap More options options icon > Options > Delete conversation > Delete.

Note: You can use Hangouts as your phone’s default messaging app, or as a standalone IM app. If you set Hangouts as the default messaging app, the Messages app will be disabled. For more information, see Default Applications.