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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 computer, go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In hangouts.google.com, click Menu and then Settings.
    • In Gmail, click the down arrow .
  3. In "Share your status", type a  message, such as "in a meeting" or "on holiday".
  4. When you've finished, press Enter.
  5. Under the "Share your status" box, select what details you'd like other people to see.

Change your profile photo

  1. Go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In the Hangouts app, click Menu and then Settings.
    • In Gmail, click the down arrow .
  3. In the top left of your settings, click the photo.
  4. Follow the instructions to select and edit the photo.
  5. Click Set as profile photo.
 

 

 

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