Hangouts in Gmail

You can easily communicate with your family and friends through Hangouts in Gmail. You can make phone calls, have face-to-face video calls, and share photos. Group Hangouts also allow you to chat with up to 100 people.

Turn on Hangouts in Gmail

You can try the new Hangouts from the menu in Google Chat.

  1. Open Hangouts in Gmail.
  2. At the top of your Google Chat list, click your profile photo.
  3. Click Try the new Hangouts.
  4. Gmail will refresh, and you can start using Hangouts.

Turn off Hangouts and use Google Chat

You can go back to using Google Chat at any time.

  1. Open Hangouts in Gmail.
  2. Click your name.
  3. Click Revert to old Chat.
  4. Gmail will refresh, and you can start using Google Chat.
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