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Google Hangouts: how to start a video call on iPhone and iPad

Keep reading if you want to know how to successfully set up face to face video calls with your friends, relatives and coworkers on Google Hangouts from your iPhone or iPad device.

Google Hangouts, launched for the first time as a stand alone product in May 2013, is another great service offered by Google. This messaging app allows users to keep in touch: you can have chats with your friends, start video or voice calls, hop on conversations with whoever you want and much more. And it’s all for free! If you want to use Hangouts, all it takes is to have a Google Account.

The app is available on any device, so Apple’s iOS and iPadOS devices, Android and Computer, but in this article we’ll only focus on the first two by giving you instructions about how to start video calls on Hangouts.

Start Google Hangouts video calls on iPhone and iPad

A Hangouts video call includes up to:

You can use Hangouts to start Google Meet video calls, and we’ll get to that in a minute.

NOTE: if you block a user on Hangouts, the person won’t be able to send you messages through the app, but they’ll participate whenever you start Meet calls because they won’t result being blocked on the latter.

Organizing a video call between two people

Organizing a video call in a group message

Tips to start a Meet video call from Hangouts


We saw earlier how to join a Meet video call through Hangouts, but the meeting might not start on the Meet app. Let’s see why:

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