Manage your contacts

You can manage your conversations, invites, and contacts in Google Hangouts.

Note: The Google+ integration with Google Hangouts has been turned off. Invitation notification settings for contacts previously in "Your circles" are now included in the "Everyone else" setting. You can change notification settings at any time by following the steps in the "Let people contact you without an invite" section below.

See your contacts

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Hangouts app Hangouts.
  2. Tap Contacts People or Favorites Favorite.
  3. You’ll see a full list of your contacts.

Add someone to your contacts

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Hangouts app Hangouts.
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add.
  3. Type and select the person's name, phone number, or email address.
  4. Type your message, and tap Send Send.
  5. After you start a conversation, or send them an invite, you can see them in your contacts.

Manage your contacts and conversations

Hide a contact

You can’t hide a contact, but you can learn how to block messages from someone.

Add iPhone or iPad contacts

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Hangouts app Hangouts.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then  Settings.
  3. Turn on “Upload contacts.”
  4. If asked, let Hangouts access your contacts in the iPhone or iPad’s settings.
  5. If asked to periodically send your contacts to Google, tap Ok.

See conversations and invites

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Hangouts app Hangouts.

  2. Tap Open conversations Conversations.

Let people contact you without an invite

You can decide who can contact you directly without sending an invitation.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Hangouts app Hangouts.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Click Invitations and then Invitation preferences.
  4. Choose who needs an invite and who doesn’t.

Add conversations to your favorites

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, openthe Hangouts app Hangouts.
  2. Tap Favorites Favorite.
  3. Tap Add Add and then tap a conversation.

 

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