Sign in or out of Hangouts on iOS devices

You can sign in to Hangouts using one or more of your Google accounts through the Hangouts app on your iOS device. For example, you can sign in two different accounts on the Hangouts app at the same time so you can talk to contacts from both accounts.

It's important to know that if you sign in or out of Hangouts on your iOS device, it won't automatically sign you in or out of Hangouts on other devices you may be using at the same time, like on your computer.

Sign in to Hangouts on iOS devices

  1. On your iOS device, open the Hangouts app .
  2. Touch Get started.
  3. Sign in to your Google Account.
    • Select your account: You'll see a list of accounts you can use for Hangouts. To select which account you'd like to use, check that the toggle button is green. If it's not green, touch the toggle button. Then touch Next.
    • No account listed: Touch Add another account and enter your Google Account information.
  4. If you haven't verified your phone number, you'll be asked if you want to do so. Once you've verified your phone number, people can use your number to contact you through Hangouts.
    • To verify, enter your phone number and press Confirm number.
    • If you don't want to verify your phone number, touch Skip.

Sign in to another Hangouts account while already using one account

You can sign in to another account while you're already using the Hangouts app with one account on your iOS device. For example, you can sign in to the Google account you use for work and the account you use for personal emails so you can talk to contacts from both accounts.

Add a new account to the device
  1. On your iOS device, open the Hangouts app .
  2. Touch Menu > Manage accounts> Add another account.
  3. Enter your Google Account information.
  4. Touch Sign in.
Sign in with an existing account on the device
  1. On your iOS device, open the Hangouts app .
  2. Touch Menu > Manage accounts.
  3. Make sure the toggle to the right of your account name is green. If it's not, touch the toggle button to sign in.
  4. Touch Next.
  5. If you haven't verified your phone number, you'll be asked if you want to do so. Once you've verified your phone number, people can use your number to contact you through Hangouts.
    • To verify, enter your phone number and press Confirm number.
    • If you don't want to verify your phone number, touch Skip.

Sign out of Hangouts

When you sign out of Hangouts on your iOS device, you'll appear as unavailable for a Hangout to your contacts. Signing out of Hangouts on one device doesn't automatically sign you out of Hangouts on other devices.

  1. On your iOS device, open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the top left of the screen, touch Menu > Settings > Sign out. If you don't see Sign out, you may be on an older version of the Hangouts iOS app, and you'll need to touch Disconnect account instead.

If you're signed in to more than one Google Account on your device, you'll need to sign out of each one.

Tip: If you don't want to sign out of Hangouts but would like to stop notifications temporarily, you can turn on snooze notifications. At the top left of the screen, touch Menu > Snooze notifications.

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