Get started with classic Hangouts

You can use Hangouts to:

  • Start a chat conversation.
  • Make phone calls using Wi-Fi or data.
  • Send text messages with your Google Voice or Google Fi phone number.

Hangouts syncs automatically across devices. If you begin a Hangout on your computer, you can continue your chat on another device, like your phone.


  • In March 2017, we announced plans to evolve classic Hangouts to focus on two experiences that help bring teams together: Google Chat and Google Meet. Both Chat and Meet are available today for G Suite customers and will be made available for consumer users, too. We're fully committed to supporting classic Hangouts users until everyone has successfully migrated to Chat and Meet.
  • Classic Hangouts isn't available in China.
  • Your Family Link account can use Hangouts on Android but not on iPhones/iPads.

What you need to use Hangouts

  • An Internet or data connection.

Download and sign in to Hangouts

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, download the Hangouts app.
  2. Learn how to sign in on Hangouts.

Note: Hangouts works with Apple's mobile operating system version 11.0 and up.

Use accessibility features

Learn how to use iPhone and iPad accessibility features on Hangouts, like how to make phone calls.

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