About Hangouts

Hangouts keep you connected

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

Video calls from Hangouts lets you have face-to-face conversations with up to 10 people. It’s easy to invite specific friends or Google+ circles. If someone is unavailable, Hangouts will send a missed call notification and the person can call you back.

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.

Upgrade to Google+

Ready to get started?

On a computer:

On a mobile device

Android    iPhone or iPad