Hangout is a communication platform developed by Google for messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP. Google Hangout can be found easily on any of the Android operating systems. Just like Facebook, Viber, Whatsapp etc. now the majority of androids users are using google hangouts to handle their text messages, online meetings, business talks, important chats as well.

Google hangout has now become an important application for tons of Android users which is helping them to make their life easier. Sometimes we may notice problems while using the mobile application. Since such mobile application has become important in our day to day life, fixing such problems has become a matter of uttermost urgency.

Google Hangout Has Stopped

Especially most people experience “Unfortunately, Google Hangouts has stopped” error while using Google Hangouts. The app crashes unfortunately while using and such error message pops up. Many of us are unaware of such the situation. We will be discussing some of the most effective methods to fix “Unfortunately, Google Hangouts has stopped”.

Troubleshoot One : Restart Your Device

Restarting the device may not seem to be a genuine solution but in many cases restarting the device solves the problems. Rebooting the device simply kills those applications that are unused and not functioning well. Restarting also free up more space for application to run. To reboot or restart your device, follow these steps.

  1. Long press the Power Button.
  2. Tap on Restart or Reboot option.

Troubleshoot Two : Try Clearing Hangouts cache and app data.

 Hangouts generates cache and app data while in use. Sometimes such data generated by the application may be corrupted due to various circumstances causing the app to crash. Clearing such corrupted data from cache and app data can fix such errors. the follow these steps to systems cache and app data.

Clear Hangouts cache

  1. Go To Settings / Application settings.
  2. Go To Installed Apps.
  3. Search and Tap Hangouts.
  4. Tap on Clear data.
  5. Select clear cache.

Similarly, to clear app data.

  1. Go To Settings / Application settings.
  2. Go To Installed Apps.
  3. Search and Tap Hangouts.
  4. Tap on Clear data.
  5. Select clear all data.

Troubleshoot Three: Uninstall Hangouts app updates.

Google Hangout cannot be uninstalled from the mobile as it is a systems app and there is no option for hangouts to be uninstalled from the device. Some application managers classify Hangouts app as a downloaded application but it cannot be uninstalled. What user can do is, they can uninstall the hangout updates and turn it back into its very first version. To uninstall app updates, follow these steps.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Installed Application.
  3. Find and Tap on Hangouts.
  4. Tap on Uninstall updates.
  5. Press Ok to confirm.



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