Hangouts in Gmail

Hangouts in Gmail makes it easy to communicate with the people you care about! In addition to being able to message people and have face-to-face video calls, you'll also get new features that help bring your conversations to life, including:

  • Ability to share photos
  • Group Hangouts with up to 100 people
  • Over 800 fun, new emoji

Enable Hangouts in Gmail

  1. Click your profile photo at the top of your Chat list.
  2. Click Try the new Hangouts
  3. Gmail will refresh, and you’ll be able to start using Hangouts.

Turn off Hangouts and start using the old chat

  1. In Hangouts in Gmail, click on your name.
  2. Select Revert to old Chat.
  3. Gmail will refresh and you can start using Google Chat.
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