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 Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add.
  3. Tap New Conversation.
  4. You’ll see a list of your contacts.

Add someone to your contacts

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add.
  3. Tap New Conversation.
  4. Type and select a person's name, phone number, or email address.
  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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the bottom right, tap Add Add.
  3. Tap New Conversation.
  4. Find the person you want to hide.
  5. Touch & hold their name, then tap Hide contact.
Note: You can still get messages from hidden contacts. Learn how to block messages from someone.

See hidden contacts

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app .
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then your account name.
  3. Tap Hidden contacts.
  4. To see your hidden contacts again, tap Unhide.

See conversations and invites

To see a list of conversations and invites, open the Hangouts app .

Let people contact you without an invite

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app .
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under “Account,” tap your account.
  4. Tap Customize invites and choose who needs an invite and who doesn’t.

 

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