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Chatting on your phone

Step-by-step Instructions

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If your phone does not already have the Google Hangout app, you can download it for free from the app store for your phone.

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To start the Hangout app, find it in the main app menu and tap on it. You will be signed in using your Google account.

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Your Google friends list will be synced with Hangout and will appear on the side. Those who are online and available to chat will have a green Hangout icon next to their names.

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To begin a chat, just tap the plus sign and select a contact from the list. You can also search for a friend by typing in their email address or name.

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You can type in your message in the space given and send it to start a chat.

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To start a video call with your selected contact, press on the video call icon right at the top.

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To add people to an ongoing video chat, just click on 'Add People' from the main settings menu in the top right corner and then select who you want to add from your contact list. You can add up to 9 people on a video chat on your phone.