Group conversations are better than ever

Share photos and emoji for more lively conversations

Whether you’re talking just with that special someone or figuring out Friday night plans with the whole gang, Hangouts are like real-life conversations. You can show photos and share how you’re feeling with emoji.

Have more engaging conversations

See when your friends have read your messages and when they’re typing back. If a friend isn’t available when you try to reach them, they’ll see an alert next time they connect, keeping your conversations alive.

Easily go back to any of your Hangouts

Finding your ongoing conversations across devices and picking them back up is simple. And you can scroll back through past Hangouts to re-live what you talked about — from those epic trip photos to that nice note from a friend when you were home sick.

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Video calls make Hangouts more fun

Make video calls to connect face-to-face

Turn one-on-one or group conversations into live face-to-face video calls with up to 10 people at once. Catch up with friends and family even when you’re on the go, all for free.

You can also watch public Hangouts On Air on a diverse set of topics. See schedule

Ring your friends’ phones

Friends will receive your video call invitations no matter what device they’re using at the moment. If they’re not at their computer, their phone will ring so it’s easy for them to join. You can even add more people to ongoing video calls right from a mobile device.

Add apps and effects to put a smile on your face

Make video calls from your computer more memorable and entertaining by adding fun visual and sound effects. And video call apps let you watch YouTube videos together, capture a special family moment with a photo, collaborate remotely through Google Drive and much more.

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All your friends can use Hangouts

Everyone is invited

Don’t worry about what kinds of computers and phones your friends use. Hangouts works across computers and on Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. So you can connect with everyone, and no one gets left out.

Upgrade Gmail Chat to the new Hangouts experience

Hangouts works right inside Gmail, where Chat did before. You can upgrade Chat to Hangouts by clicking on your photo icon in Gmail's chat list.

Hangouts on Apple devices, for the first time

You and your friends can now message each other with Google on your Apple devices. Hangouts works great across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Download the app