Learn how to set your status to show if you should be contacted directly or not to start a new conversation, and change settings for how people can contact you to start a new hangout.
- [Instructor] Well, we already know when people are online…and you look at them on a conversation list…or in your contacts and see that green dot…next to their profile picture,…it means they're online and available…for you to start a conversation,…whether it be a video call,…phone call or text messaging immediately.…That also means if you're online…they're going to see you with that green dot…and can start a conversation with you immediately,…but there may be times…when you don't want to be interrupted,…for example, you're going into a meeting with your computer,…you don't want to hear these audio notifications…and windows popping up to start new conversations.…
There are things you can do to deter that from happening.…That's what we're going to do in this movie…by going over here to the ellipses or More icon.…Click there to open up the menu and select Settings.…The first thing you might want to do…is share your status.…By going up here into the Share Your Status field…and clicking, you can do things like…let people know you're in a meeting.…
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- Touring the Hangouts interface
- Starting one-on-one text chats and group text chats
- Archiving a text chat
- Starting a video call
- Sending a message during a call
- Changing video call settings
- Making phone calls with Hangouts
- Touring the Hangouts UI on a mobile device
- Setting up contacts
- Customizing Hangout preferences
- Using keyboard shortcuts in Hangouts