1.You can chat with your family members and friends who are on your contact list using the Google Hangouts app. The chat can be through text, call or video.

2.Tap the Hangouts app.

3.Tap the name of the contact you want to chat with from the list. Online contacts will have a green dot next to their name.

4.Tapping the contact opens the chat window.

5.To begin the chat, use the keyboard to type a message. Once you are done typing your message, tap 'Send'.

6.When you finish chatting tap the 'back' icon to go back to your contact list.