Confirm your phone number

Confirming your phone’s number with Hangouts helps people who have your phone number find you on Google services, like Hangouts and caller ID by Google, and connect with you. This is really helpful if you don’t have a Google+ profile, or your friend doesn’t remember your email address.

  1. The first time you use Hangouts, you’ll be asked to confirm your number. If the number listed in the confirmation dialog matches your phone's number, click Confirm. If the number listed in the confirmation dialog does not match your phone's number, click Edit Number, type your phone's actual number, and then click Confirm.
  2. Confirmation will happen automatically via a one-time SMS.
  3. If you have more than one Google account, you will be asked to select an account with which to associate your phone number.
  4. If you have a Google Voice number associated with your Google account, it will be confirmed along with your phone’s number.

Please keep in mind that carrier charges may apply for SMS received during confirmation. Learn more about helping people find you by your phone number.