Manage Privacy Options in Google Hangouts on iPhone 6

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Steps

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    To get started, press the 'Lock' button on the right-hand side of the phone.
    Alternatively, press the home button at the bottom.
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    Swipe across the screen to enter your passcode.
    Alternatively, press your finger onto the home button, which doubles as a fingerprint scanner, if the option is enabled. This will bring us to the home screen.
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    Open the 'Google Hangouts' application by tapping it.
    It's a green round speech bubble with 2 white quotes in it on a white background. This will take us into the 'Google Hangouts' application.
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    In this example, there are two invitations here.
    We can tap them to see who or what these two invitations are.
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    I have no idea who this person is, and they have sent me nothing more than a request, so we're just going to tap 'IGNORE'.
    This will allow us to report or block them.
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    In this case, we're simply going to ignore it and it will go away.
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    Alternatively, if we want to be more secure about our invitations, we can tap on 'Invitation Preferences'.
    Here we can choose who can send us an invite, what types of people can send us an invite, and what types of notifications we receive.
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    We'll start with 'Everyone else - Can send me an invite' at the top.
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    This says that 'Everyone else' can either contact me directly, send me an invite or can't contact me.
    Since we're not interested in Hangouts from anyone else, we're going to tap 'Can't contact you'.
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    People in my circles who I'm following, who are acquaintances, family or friends are all set to be able to contact me directly.
    That's not too bad, however, if we don't want people who we are following or acquaintances to contact us directly, we can tap them to change them.
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    We will tap on 'Can't contact you' for both.
    This leaves our friends and family, these are the people that we are interested in chatting with. We would be interested in receiving a notification from them.
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    If we don't want notifications, we can tap on the green switch to the right of 'Invitation Notifications'.
    I recommend leaving it on so that people we care about can contact us.
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    Once we're done, we can tap the back arrow in the top left corner.
    Now people we don't know will no longer be able to contact us.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to block people and improve the security of the 'Google Hangouts' application on the iPhone 6.
    By using these tips and features, you will have a better and more pleasant experience with much less spam. Thanks for choosing VisiHow. Let us know of any comments, questions or suggestions in the section below.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Grimm

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