How To Hangout On Gmail

If you happen to be a Google user, you may be acquainted with Google Hangouts, a communication tool created by Google. This platform allows for instant messaging, video chat, SMS, and VoIP capabilities. In this article, we will instruct you on how to utilize Google Hangouts within Gmail.

Accessing Google Hangouts through Gmail

To use this service, you must have a Google account. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new account at If you already have an account, you can access Google Hangouts directly from Gmail.

Follow these steps to access Google Hangouts:

  1. Open your browser and go to
  2. Enter your Google account credentials and sign in.
  3. Once you’re in your Gmail inbox, look at the left side of the screen. Below your email folders, you’ll see a section named “Hangouts”.

Starting a Hangouts Conversation

Once you are in the Hangouts section, you can start a new conversation. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the plus ‘+’ sign beside your name under the “Hangouts” section.
  2. In the search bar, type the name or email address of the contact you want to chat with.
  3. Click on the name of the contact when it appears in the list.
  4. Once the chat window opens, type your message in the box at the bottom and press Enter.

Starting a Video Call on Hangouts

You can also start a video call using Google Hangouts. Here’s how:

  1. Open the chat window with the contact you want to video call.
  2. Click on the video camera icon at the top of the chat window.
  3. A new window will open for the video call. If you’re asked for permissions to use your camera and microphone, click ‘Allow’.

Now you are ready to hangout on Gmail! Google Hangouts is a convenient tool for keeping in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. So, start hanging out today!