Google Hangouts Features:
- Instant Messaging
- Video Calls
- Phone Calls
Google Hangouts and VPN
VPN is not required for cloud services such as Google Hangouts. For a better experience, IMSS recommends not connecting to VPN while using Google Hangouts.
Please note that Caltech does NOT use Gmail for email services. Please refer to Office 365 Email & Calendar.
Learn more about Google Workspace.
Get started with Google Hangouts, Google Hangouts Chat, and Google Hangouts Meet
Log in Instructions
I already have a personal Google account
- If you already use Google for a personal account, going to the link above will take you to your personal hangouts
- To add the Caltech hangout, go to the top right corner and click on your initials or profile picture
- Select Add another account
- Now follow the steps below "I do not have a personal Google account"
I do not have a personal Google account
- Go to https://hangouts.google.com
- Enter your Caltech firstname.lastname@example.org, for example email@example.com
- NOTE: do not enter an alias or preferred email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org
- Click Next
- Enter your access.caltech username and password
- Click Login