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. If you have the Hangouts extension, click the icon in the top right-hand corner of your browser.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In hangouts.google.com, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
    • In Gmail, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
    • In the Hangouts extension app, click Menu Menu.
  3. In 'Share your status', type in 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 the details that you’d like other people to see, including which device you're using or when you last used Hangouts.

Change your profile photo

If you’re using Hangouts classic, add a photo directly to your Google Account.

Otherwise:

  1. Go to Hangouts at hangouts.google.com or in Gmail. If you have the Hangouts extension, click the icon at the top right of your browser.
  2. Open your settings.
    • In hangouts.google.com, click Menu Menu and then Settings.
    • In Gmail, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
    • In the Hangouts extension app, click Menu Menu.
  3. At the top left of your settings, click the photo.
  4. Follow the instructions to add or update the photo.
  5. Click Set as profile photo.

Note: Hangouts uses your Google Account profile photo. Changes made in Hangouts will be made to your account as well. 

 

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