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Verify your phone number in Hangouts

When you verify your phone number, people who have your phone number can contact you through Hangouts.

What happens after you verify your phone number

  • People with your phone number can find and contact you, or see personal contact information you've made available through Google services, like Hangouts and caller ID.  Learn more about caller ID.
  • This won’t make your phone number visible to others. To change, visit About me.

Verify your phone number

Verify your phone number when you first sign in

  1. When you sign in to Hangouts for the first time, you’ll be asked to verify your phone number. To edit your phone number, tap the number.
  2. Confirm the number and tap Next.
  3. Enter the verification code you receive in a text message.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. After you see the "Verified" message, tap Done.

Verify your phone number when you’re already signed in

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app Hangouts.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Select your Google Account.
  4. Tap Verify phone number.

Remove your verified phone number

  1. Make sure you're signed in to your Google Account.
  2. On your phone’s web browser, open your Google Account's phone settings.
  3. Tap Edit Edit.
  4. Select Remove number and then Remove number.


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