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Change your status and profile photo

You can share your photo and custom status on Hangouts.

Share what you're doing

You can share your current status on any device where you sign in with the same Hangouts account.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the top, tap Menu .
  3. Tap Status.
  4. In the status box, enter a message, like "in a meeting" or "on vacation," then tap Update.
  5. To show people which device you’re using or when you last used Hangouts,  tap Menu  and then Settings and thenyour account and then Share your status.
  6. Turn "Last seen" or "Device" on.

Change your profile photo

  1. Open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the top, tap Menu and then Settings and then your account and then Profile photo.
  3. Tap Set profile photo.
  4. Take a photo or choose an existing photo.
  5. Tap Accept.


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