This tutorial explains how to block a contact on Google Hangouts
. Once you have blocked a contact on Hangouts, the latter won't be able to see when you are signed-in or get in touch with you. You won't receive notifications or direct messages from this person.
: Blocking a contact in your Hangouts list doesn't remove him from your Google + circles; he can still view your posts and photos. Blocked contacts will also appear the group Hangouts you share in common.
Using your web browser
Connect to Google + and start a Hangout session with the contact you want to block. Click on the Options
menu (cog icon) displayed at the top right-corner of the chat window:
Click on Block username
button > Block
and that's it:
Using the mobile app
This operation can also be performed from the Google Hangouts app. Go to Contacts
, select the person you want to block and tap on Hangout message
to open a chat window. Tap on the Menu
button > People & options
> Block username