To set up Hangouts:

  1. Open Gmail.

  2. In the bottom-left corner of your inbox, click Hangouts  to open Hangouts.

Note: If you don’t see Hangouts , you may need to turn on Hangouts first.

To start a Hangout:

If you see the name of someone you’re trying to reach:

  1. Hover over the name.

  2. Click Chat  to send a chat message, or click Video call  to start a video call.

If the person you’re trying to reach isn’t on the list, or if you want to contact several people at once:

  1. Click Search  and type people’s names.

  2. Check the box next to each person you’d like to reach.

  3. When you finish adding everyone, click Message or Video call.