How to Use and Personalize Your Apple Watch

How to Use Google Hangouts From Your Apple Watch

If you rely on Google Hangouts for your communication needs, you may have been bummed at the lack of support on the Apple Watch. But good news: with the latest update of the Hangouts app for iOS, you can now not only receive Hangout notifications on your Apple Watch, but also quickly reply to them from your wrist.


1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. 

2. Select Notifications.

3. Scroll down until you find Hangouts under the Mirror iPhone Alerts From section; make sure the switch is set to the on position.

4. When you receive a Hangout notification on your watch, tap Reply.

5. You'll have the option to dictate a message, respond with an emoji or choose from a list of canned responses.

6. If you want to dictate a response, tap the microphone button and start talking. Tap Send when you've finished dictating your reply.

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  • USteele
    "For vegans who still appreciate the refined look of leather, the Etsy Minimalist and Zen Watch Strap may be just the ticket. Available in 38 mm or 42 mm, it's made of a tanned vegetable material… " Oh gosh, no! It's vegetable tanned leather, not "vegetable material." Not vegan. I think you might need an edit on this description.
  • Nunya2
    WAAAAAYYYY too many taps and defeats the whole purpose of the watch.

    Instead, rotate the Apple Watch up to activate it and use Siri and say:

    "Hey Siri. Send a text message to John Doe that says see how easy this is exclamation point you don't even have to touch the Apple Watch period cool comma huh question mark."

    Siri will launch the Message app, create a text to John Doe that reads "See how easy this is! You don't even have to touch the Apple Watch. Cool, huh?" The message will stay on the screen for about 30 seconds with the option to cancel. After that time, if you haven't canceled, the text message is sent.

    THAT'S the power of the Apple Watch!
  • angelsaysno
    THANK YOU this was very helpful!