Hangouts offer the best platform to talk with a group of people at one time.
For example, if you are planning for a holiday trip with friends, you can send and receive messages among 150 people at once and also have video and voice calling option with more than 10 people. Anyone who would like to join a group chat in Hangouts, he or she must have a Gmail account. One cannot take part in the group chat using a third party messaging app.
The best part of this messaging app is that it is available for all platforms which means, you can download this on any device such Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, tablet and desktop computers. Moreover, finding your previous conversation on your device and backup has been made simple with this updated version of Hangouts that not only shows your stored chats, videos and text messages, but also restores them on the re-installation of the app.
For Android users:
- Open Hangouts app on your Android device
- At the right bottom section, tap on the compose icon
- Choose the Hangouts type, such as text message, chat message, video call, voice call etc.
For iOS users
- Open Hangouts app on your iOS device
- At the right bottom of screen, tap on the compose icon
- In the search box, type a phone number, your email address and name. After that click on the name of the person whom you would like to add to your group
- Repeat this step for each person of the group whom you would like to add and then start group chat
- Choose the Hangouts type such text message, chat message, video call, voice call etc.
For Desktop computers
If your PC does not have Hangouts app in your computer, you must download it from the Play Store and then follow the steps
- Open Hangouts in your desktop computer
- To start a Hangouts group chat, you first find people with whom you would like to start a conversation and you can do this in two ways:
. Find the person in your hangout list
. Type the person’s phone number, name or email address in the search box of the updated version of Hangouts. This makes your task easy.
- Once you find that person, click on it and there will open a Hangouts window
- Click on the icon of people for adding him or her to your group chat
- Repeat this step for each person whom you want to add to your group
- Choose Hangouts chat options such as text message, chat option, video call, voice call etc.
How to name a Hangouts group
To give a name to your Hangouts group, one must follow these steps.
- Open Hangouts
- Choose a name of your group you want to start a conversation
- Click on the settings icon
- Type the group name on top of the screen where you will find a name box. If you want you can add emojis to the name of the group
- Once it is done click on the ‘save’ button
Google Hangouts has made group chat better than ever. Whether you are talking with someone special or planning for a trip with your friends, Google Hangouts makes it more convenient and enjoyable. Through the Hangouts chat, you can share files and photos and emojis to express your feelings in an innovative way. However, the best part of this app is that you can run it on all devices such as mobile, tablet, iPad and desktop without any hassle.