Join a hangout

Joining a hangout on your mobile device is easy. If someone invites you to a hangout, you'll see "[Name] is hanging out" in your stream. You may also receive a Google+ notification or chat message inviting you to a hangout.

Note: Hangouts are not supported on all mobile devices (see requirements).

Join a hangout:

  1. Tap the post of the person who is hanging out.
  2. Tap Join Hangout.
  3. Adjust your microphone, video and camera settings. If you decide not to join the hangout, touch the X.
  4. When you're ready, tap Hangout.

When you enter a hangout, the current participants' profile photos are displayed at the top of the hangout. Each hangout can have up to 10 participants.

Hangout privacy

No one owns a hangout. That means that anyone in the hangout can invite anyone else. If you don't feel comfortable hanging out with someone you can block them.  

Learn how blocking works in a hangout.

Navigate away from a hangout

If you navigate away from a hangout, the hangout remains active. You'll continue to send and receive audio from the hangout even when you're using a different part of the app, or if you return to your device's home screen.

  • Tap a hangout notification to get back to the hangout.
  • Tap the X icon in the hangout to leave it entirely.

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