Hangouts lets you send messages, photos, emoji, and make video calls with your friends and family. Since Hangouts is available in Gmail, Google+, on your iOS or Android device, and as a Chrome extension, you can keep in touch whether you’re at home or on-the-go.
Here’s what you can do with Hangouts:
Use Hangouts everywhere
Hangouts helps you stay connected no matter where you are or what device you’re using. You can send and receive messages and make video calls from the Hangouts app on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet.
Hangouts are synced automatically, so you can start a Hangout on one device and continue it on another.
Make a video call
Watch YouTube clips together, doodle with your kids when you’re away from home, or share the latest news and see everyone’s reactions live.
Send and receive messages
Hangouts has over 800 emoji to choose from, so you can make your messages come alive by finding the perfect one to fit your mood.
You can also show your friends what you’ve been up to by taking and sharing new photos or sending photos saved on your device.
Hangouts is better with Google+
You’ll need a full Google+ account to get access to all of Hangouts’ features including group video calls, sharing photos, and using Hangouts with Google+ circles.
Ready to get started?
On a computer:
- Download the Hangouts Chrome extension (Chrome browser or Chrome OS device required. Windows 8 Metro Mode is not supported.)
- Turn on Hangouts in Gmail
- Use Hangouts in Google+ (Hangouts is automatically enabled in Google+)
On a mobile deviceAndroid iPhone or iPad