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Manage your contacts

You can see your conversations, invites and contacts. Contacts that are online are at the top of the list with a green circle on their photo.

See your contacts

  1. On your computer, go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Click Contacts People or Hangouts contacts People.
  3. You’ll see a full list of your contacts.

Add someone to your contacts

  1. Go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. At the top, click New conversation Add.
  3. Type a name, phone number, or email address.
  4. Send an invite or start a conversation to add the person to your contacts.

Manage your contacts and conversations

Keep a contact at the top

To keep a contact at the top, even when they’re offline, point to their name and click More More and then Pin to top.

Hide a contact

To hide a contact on your list, point to their name and click More More and then Hide.

See hidden contacts

  1. Go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In the Hangouts app, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
    • In Gmail, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click Hidden contacts.
  4. To see your hidden contacts again, tap Unhide.

See conversations and invites

  1. Go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Click Open conversations Conversations.

Let people contact you without an invite

  1. Go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Open your settings:
    • On the Hangouts app, click Menu Menuand then Settings.
    • On Gmail, next to your name click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Click Customize invite settings.
  4. Select Customized and choose who needs an invite and who doesn’t.

 

 

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