How Do I Download the Hangouts App on My Android?

Android, Android Apps

Are you looking to download the Hangouts app on your Android device? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of downloading and installing the Hangouts app on your Android smartphone or tablet.

Step 1: Access the Google Play Store

To begin, unlock your Android device and locate the Google Play Store icon. It typically appears as a white shopping bag with a colorful triangle on it. Tap on the icon to open the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Search for Hangouts

Once you are in the Google Play Store, tap on the search bar at the top of the screen. Type “Hangouts” into the search bar and tap the magnifying glass icon or hit Enter.

Step 3: Select Hangouts from Results

A list of search results related to “Hangouts” will appear on your screen. Look for “Hangouts – Chat, Video Calls” in the results and tap on it to open the app’s page.

Step 4: Install Hangouts

On the app’s page, you will see an “Install” button. Tap on it to initiate the installation process.

A confirmation pop-up may appear, asking for certain permissions that Hangouts requires to function properly. Read through them carefully and tap “Accept” if you agree with them.


If you have previously installed Hangouts, instead of an “Install” button, you will see an “Update” button indicating that a newer version is available. You can update your existing Hangouts app by tapping this button.

Step 5: Wait for Installation

The installation process may take a few moments depending on your internet connection and device speed. Once the installation is complete, the “Install” or “Update” button will change to an “Open” button.

Step 6: Open Hangouts

Tap the “Open” button to launch Hangouts. Alternatively, you can exit the Google Play Store by pressing the home button on your Android device and then locate the Hangouts app icon on your home screen or app drawer to open it.


If you cannot find the Hangouts app icon on your home screen or app drawer, try searching for it using your device’s built-in search function.

Step 7: Sign in to Hangouts

Upon opening Hangouts for the first time, you will be prompted to sign in with your Google account. Enter your Google account credentials (email address and password) and tap “Sign in” to proceed.


You have successfully downloaded and installed the Hangouts app on your Android device. Now you can enjoy seamless chatting and video calling with friends, family, and colleagues using this versatile messaging platform.


  • Always keep your Hangouts app updated to access new features and bug fixes.
  • If you encounter any issues with Hangouts, try clearing its cache or reinstalling the app.
  • Hangouts requires an active internet connection for proper functionality.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of downloading and installing Hangouts on your Android device. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us. Happy chatting!