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How do I access Hangouts?
You can access Hangouts from any device and several G Suite products, including Gmail, Inbox, and Google Calendar. For more information, see Get started with Hangouts.
What’s the maximum number of
people in a Hangout?
You can host a Hangout for up to 25 people at a time, with no time limit.
- Are there any system requirements for using Hangouts?
Can people outside the
organization join a Hangout?
Yes. External participants can join a Hangout (even if they don't have a G Suite account). Visit the G Suite Help Center to learn more about requirements for external guests.
Can I view old Hangouts messages?
Yes. You can save all of the chat messages sent within a Hangout, as long as history is enabled for that Hangout. History is on by default, but you can turn on or off for each Hangout at any time (unless your administrator turns on or off chat history by default for all messages).
If your Hangouts history is enabled, messages are automatically saved in Gmail. You can then use Gmail’s search option to look for specific conversations you’ve had. For more information on Hangouts history, see our tip Find relevant information from old chats by searching your Hangouts history.
Do I need a Google account to join
You don't need a Google account to join a Hangout. You can join a Hangout if you have the URL of the video call.