How to start a Google Hangout from Gmail

Hangouts is a convenient way of of participating in text, voice, and/or video chats from anywhere that you have access to the Internet.

To set up Hangouts:

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the bottom-left corner of your inbox, click Hangouts quote to open Hangouts.

Note: If you don’t see Hangouts , you may need to turn on Hangouts first.

To start a Hangout:

If you see the name of someone you’re trying to reach:

  1. Hover over the name.
  2. Click Chat message1 to send a chat message, or click Video call video to start a video call.

If the person you’re trying to reach isn’t on the list, or if you want to contact several people at once:

  1. Click Search search2 and type people’s names.
  2. Check the box next to each person you’d like to reach.
  3. When you finish adding everyone, click message or videocall.

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