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Hangout, How Connect, Block And Find My Contacts

Gmail offers several conveniences and among them one feature is a chat option. Known as Hangout, it is a chat messenger option that works with your Gmail as well as Google+. As the same account of a user links to the social media Google+ as well, Hangout can be used as an instant chat or messenger function on both platforms.

How to use Hangout?

For those who wish to use Hangout feature in their account can note the following steps:

  • It is easy to link to contacts that already exist in your account, especially when they have accounts as well.
  • Simply by clicking on Hangout you will find the list of contacts that are available or online.
  • You can also add a new contact on Hangout to start a new conversation.
  • This can be done by clicking on new conversation option; you can type in name, email address or phone number to get started.
  • You can send across an invite to someone who is not showing in your Hangout contacts.
  • If the contact is already on your Hangout contact list, it is easy to start a conversation with them by simply clicking on their name.

There are different ways to organize contacts as well as conversations on Hangout such as:

  • If you wish to keep a contact on top of the list in Hangout, you can point the cursor on their name, click on “More” and choose the option of Pin to top.
  • If you wish to hide a contact from appearing in your Hangout, simply point on their name and click on Hide under More option.
  • If you wish to see hidden contacts you can do the same by clicking on Menu and visiting the Settings section; here you can find Hidden contacts and choose to unhide them.
  • To see conversations there is a tab under settings in Hangout to allow you to revisit existing conversations in the chat window.
  • There is also the option to customize who can contact you with an invite or does not need one.
  • The Customize invite settings option under the Settings menu allows you to make such changes.

The above points showcase all the ways you can manage contacts on Hangout. This is a beneficial chat messenger function that integrates all your Google+ and contacts. You can choose to see Hangout on your inbox interface or choose to hide the same. You can even manage the conversations and how they appear, the contacts you prefer to have on top and so forth. This chat function even allows you to make phone calls once you have credited a certain amount to your Google account.

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How Activate Backup Numbers?

Gmail offers several beneficial functions, among which there is the option to backup contact details of your Android phone or any mobile device through the app. This is a beneficial option that allows you to have a backup of your account so that, in case your Android device is lost or the data gets erased, you have backups stored in your account.

We all know the importance of backing up contacts on our phone or tablet. Having the app and your account synced to your phone makes this task easier. The good news is that most of your contacts get synced when you have app activated on your device. The steps to verify this is as follows:

  • Visit your account on your device.
  • The upper left corner has a drop down list.
  • Here you can find contacts.
  • If you are aware of the contacts on your phone or device, you can check to see if the list matches that which shows up in your app.

If you do not find the same list on your Gmail app, there are ways you can back up the numbers on your account:

  • Visit the settings in your phone.
  • Scroll through the menu till you come to the option of Backup and reset.
  • Before you click on the backup tab, ensure that the data connection is on for your device.
  • This should ensure that your contacts get backed up on your account.
  • When you add a new contact on your phone it will get added to your account automatically.

This function comes of help when you suddenly lose your phone. It will help ensure that you have the contacts on your account which you can access from any other device as well.

There are other ways to ensure that your contact numbers are backed up is to use the menu on your contacts section. Here you would be given the option to back up such data by importing or exporting to the SIM card or USB storage. Such options also help you to get your contact numbers, secured till you transfer them to a new phone.

With app giving you the option to save your phone contacts, this makes it convenient to ensure that you have the contact numbers even if your mobile device is damaged or lost. It is possible to download the app on any new device and login to your account securely. Here you will find the backup details of your contacts. In such ways, Google offers a secure function for the users and the use of the app is enhanced as well.