How do you do a group Google chat (Hangouts) with iOS Messages? Specifically I would like to do a group chat via iOS Messages with multiple people who use Google Hangouts either where they initiate the group chat or I do.

Thanks all for any ideas or suggestions!

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    Do you have the Google hangouts app? With the app It's really simple to do this, so simple there would never be need for a question. Start new conversation with the "+" and click new group on the next screen.
    – Tyson
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 22:59
  • When you say "Messages" are you referring to the iOS/Mac app called Messages, or are you simply meaning the generic "messages" i.e. a group text chat? The reason I ask is you capitalized it the first time but not the second, and also, unless this is occurring in an app being used on Apple hardware, the question is off-topic for this site.
    – tubedogg
    Commented Sep 2, 2016 at 20:09
  • Thanks Tyson, that is great! Do you know of a way without the Google Hangouts App via iOS Messges instead?
    – chainwork
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 15:27
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    @tubedogg From his latest comment and his latest edit, he's specifically saying the iOS Messages app. Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 15:35

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You can do a group conversation in Messages, but there's no way to automatically have it set up based on a group from Hangouts.

To start a group conversation in Messages for iOS, tap on the paper/pencil icon at the upper left of the threads list, then simply enter as many contact names or phone numbers as you like. When you send a message, it will create the group automatically.

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