Google Hangout keyboard shortcuts

Format your messages

Use the following keyboard shortcuts before you type a new message to add formatting.


Bold Ctrl + b ⌘ + b
Italicize Ctrl + i ⌘ + i
Underline Ctrl + u ⌘ + u

Close a Hangout window

Choose the Hangout window you'd like to close and press Esc.

Minimize all Hangouts windows simultaneously

You can minimize all of your Hangouts windows at the same time only if you are using the Hangouts Chrome extension.

  • For Mac OSX: Press Shift and click the minimize button in one of the windows. 
  • For Windows and Linux: Press Ctrl and click the minimize button in one of the windows.

Move between Hangout windows

Move to next Hangout window: Ctrl + .
Move to previous Hangout window: Ctrl + ,

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