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Archive a Hangout

Archiving lets you hide a Hangout from your Conversation list without deleting the Hangout or your message history.

Remove a Hangout from your Conversation list

  1. Open Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Click to open an existing Hangout.
  3. At the top right of the Hangout window, click Settings .
  4. Click Archive.

Bring a Hangout back to your Conversation list

Hangouts will automatically reappear when you send or receive new messages.

  1. Open Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Open settings:
    • On hangouts.google.com: Click Menu  > Settings.
    • On Gmail: At the top of your Hangouts list, click the Down arrow 
  3. Click Archived Hangouts.
  4. Click the conversation you want to bring back.
  5. At the top right of the Hangout window, click Settings .
  6. Click Unarchive.

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