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If you use for video calls, or need help on chat, visit the classic Hangouts Help Center.

Allow notifications from Hangouts

How notifications work

By default, Chrome alerts you whenever a website, app, or extension wants to send you notifications. You can change this setting at any time.

If you’re browsing in Incognito mode, you won’t get notifications.

Chrome web browser

If you turned off notifications for Hangouts, you can turn them back on.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
  5. Under "Notifications," click Manage exceptions.
  6. Under Hostname Pattern, select the Hangouts entry. For example:
    • Hangouts Meet—
    • Classic Hangouts—
    • Hangouts Chat​— or
  7. Under "Behavior," select Allow.
  8. Click Done and then Done.

You can also remove exceptions you don't want any more. Point to the site or domain, and then click Remove Remove and then Done.

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