Classic Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat. If you use Google Chat, visit the Google Chat help center.

Share your photos and videos

You can share photos and videos with other people in classic Hangouts. You can find all the photos and videos you’ve shared in the Google Album Archive.

You can also download your photos or videos using Google Takeout

Send a photo or video

  1. On your computer, go to or open Hangouts in Gmail.
  2. Open a conversation.
  3. At the bottom, click Photo  .
  4. Select how you want to upload your photo or video.
  5. Type a message and click Send  . You can also drag a photo from your computer to the conversation window.

Delete your photos

  1. On your computer, open the Google Album Archive with your Hangouts account.
  2. Click Photos from Hangouts.
  3. Select the album with the photos you want to delete.
  4. Click the photo that you want to delete.
  5. At the top, click More Moreand thenDelete photo.
  6. To delete the album, open the album and click More More and then Delete album. Even if you delete a photo, the person you shared it with may have saved a copy.
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