How to activate Google Hangouts in Gmail.


Google Talk Replaced

Back in May Google replaced Google Talk with Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts brought unified instant messaging, video and voice chat to your desktop, your tablet and smartphone.  

Google Hangouts in Gmail

After the change Google introduced a quick on screen walkthrough of how to activate the service when you logged into your Gmail inbox. However if you skipped this tutorial activating the service is not clear. The link to activate the service is hidden away inside the settings menu of the old Google Talk gadget. 

We've made this video walkthrough below to show you how to activate Google Hangouts inside Gmail.