Google Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat. If you use Google Chat, visit the Google Chat help center.

Manage your contacts

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

Classic Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat for everyone. You are no longer able to use classic Hangouts on most platforms. Learn about the switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat.

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 computer, go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com.
  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.
  2. At the top, click New conversation Plus.
  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.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In the Hangouts app, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
  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.
  2. Click Open conversations Conversations.

Let people contact you without an invite

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

 

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