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Sign in to or out of Hangouts

If you sign in to or out of Hangouts on one device, it won't automatically sign you in to or out of Hangouts on your other devices. For example, if you're signed in on your computer, you're not automatically signed in on the mobile app.

You can open Hangouts at any of the following places:

  • Gmail, or Inbox by Gmail
  • Google+
  • Google Contacts
  • the Hangouts Chrome extension
  • the Hangouts Chrome app

Sign in to Hangouts

  1. Open or in Gmail.
  2. Enter your Google Account information.
  3. Click Sign in.
    • If you're in Gmail, after your inbox opens, you may have to click Sign in in the Hangouts section.

Sign in to multiple Accounts

To use Hangouts with multiple accounts at the same time, you can do one of the following:

  • Use a different browser for each account. For example, sign in to one account using Chrome and another account using Firefox.
  • Set up a separate Chrome profile for each account.

With separate Chrome profiles, you can then switch between profiles in separate Chrome windows. Or install the Hangouts Chrome extension or the Chrome desktop app on each profile and see your messages pop up on your desktop.

Sign out of Hangouts

Sign out at

If you sign out of Hangouts at, you're also signing out of other Google services, including Gmail, Inbox, and Google+.

  1. Open Hangouts at
  2. Click your profile photo in the top right corner.
  3. Click Sign out.

Sign out in Gmail, Inbox, or classic Google+

Signing out of Hangouts in Gmail, Inbox, or classic Google+ won't sign you out of Hangouts at To show yourself as offline, close your window.

  1. Open Hangouts in Gmail.
  2. At the top of your Hangouts list, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  3. Scroll to the bottom, and click Sign out of Hangouts.

Tip: If you don't want to sign out of Hangouts but would like to stop notifications temporarily, snooze notifications by clicking the Down arrow Down Arrow > Mute notifications for... and selecting a duration.

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