Google Hangouts is a popular messenger used around the whole world. It has plenty of features: chatting, video calls, stickers, emojis. However, are you sure that you know who your partner is chatting with there? Keep on reading this article to find out how to track Google Hangouts!
When Someone Needs Tracking Hangouts?
Perhaps you wonder why on earth you need to spy on somebody’s Hangouts activities. Well, we all have different situations, and different reasons bring us to necessity of spying on people we love and care about.
Caring parents get interested in tracking Hangouts most often. It’s usually due to protective issues – they’re worried about their teens socializing too much online. That’s for their safety, because the people they communicate with can be very dangerous! They can be drug dealers, or bullies, or predators. That’s why you definitely should monitor their web activity, including chats through Hangouts.
Control your spouse while you’re far away from home (however, you should remember that this type of spying is illegal in case if a person you spy on doesn’t know about it).
How to secretly track someone’s Hangouts activity
If you are wondering whether it is possible to secretly track Google Hangouts, the answer is YES! There are several methods for tracking different activities:
- View whether a contact is online or offline.
Is your partner constantly using Hangouts? To be sure, check their status in the app. If there is a green dot next to their icon, this means that they are using the app now. However, it is possible to disable this indicator and then you won’t be able to check the activity status.
View whether a contact is typing to you.
If your partner is online, you would usually expect them to write something to you. Otherwise, why would they have to be online? When a contact is writing something to you, three moving dots will appear to indicate that. You cannot check whether a person is writing to someone else by using this method.
The usage of spyware is the most accurate method to secretly track someone’s Hangouts activity. You get access to contacts and chat history including texts, photos, contacts, maps with timestamps. Even if something is deleted, you will still be able to see it.
What Hangouts activities can I track with spyware?
Various activities can be tracked with the help of a spyware. These are:
All types of messages. It is possible to view all texts, photos, videos, and voice messages. Even if any of these are deleted, you will still have access in your Control Panel.
Contacts. There is an option to view the contacts list a person has. Moreover, you can see the call history in Google Hangouts as well. Now you will be able to see for sure who your partner is contacting.
Timestamps for all kinds of activities. You will always be sure about the time your partner sent or received a message. This will help you monitor their activity more closely.
How to monitor someone’s Hangouts without them knowing?
There are many spyware applications. However, can all of them be trusted equally? We have prepared a list with the three top applications:
mSpy is the best option for tracking Hangouts activity. You can check out all the messages, call logs, contacts from the app. It is possible to monitor all other messengers, see the device status, and where is it located at this very moment. Also, you can see all incoming or outgoing calls and block phone calls from unwanted numbers.
FlexiSPY provides a whole number of tracking options. First of all, you can track all kinds of Hangouts messages. The spyware can save keystrokes from each application. You can even remotely turn on the camera and see who is using the device. Available for rooted and jailbroken Android and iOS devices.
iKeyMonitor can track keystrokes, sent and received messages, and contacts. Voice messages can also be saved. All the information is marked with a timestamp. In addition, you can set a screen time limit and block apps. Available for all rooted and jailbroken Android and iOS devices.
What other features do you get with a Hangouts tracker?
Each application provides other services in addition to Hangouts tracking. Generally, these are:
- Distance microphone and camera recording;
- Viber, Whatsapp, Snapchat, etc monitoring;
- Call logs;
- SMS monitoring;
- Apps management;
- Location tracking;
- Browser monitoring;
- Phone information (battery status, etc.).
- and more!
Detailed information on each feature can be found on the official websites of the spyware applications.
How to install a spyware on the target device to monitor Hangouts activity?
The installation process for Android and iOS devices is quite similar. We shall give a brief description for each OS. As mSpy is the best monitoring option, our guide will be based on it.
Here is how you install a spyware on Android devices:
- Allow installation of software from unknown sources.
- Open any browser and enter the download link you had received after paying for the spyware.
- Click on the downloaded file and the installation will begin.
- Accept all terms and proceed to the final installation step.
- Launch the app and activate these options: Prevent Uninstall, Keylogger Tracking, Allow Collecting Data, and choose whether you want the icon to be visible.
- Clear the browser history and go to your Control Panel.
The installation of the application for jailbroken iOS devices slightly differs:
- Open the Cydia app.
- Enter the mSpy download link.
- Proceed to the installation of the application.
- Click the “Restart” button.
- Start the spyware app and tune it as you wish.
- Use the registration code from the email to activate the app.
For non-jailbroken iOS devices, the installation process is even simpler:
- Enter the iCloud login and password in your mSpy dashboard.
- If iCloud backup and 2-step authorization are activated, physical access to the phone will be required.
- Now you can start using the spyware.
Is there any Google Hangouts Spy for free?
There are no free methods for spying Google Hangouts. Though many sites offer free Hangouts tracking programs, all of them have minimal functions. Moreover, some of them can only be used within a limited time period and when it’s over you will have to pay.
Only the full paid programs offer the full range of functions, including spying on Hangouts.
How to find out who your partner is texting in Hangouts without touching their phone?
If your partner has an iOS device, you can use the installation process for non-jailbroken devices by entering the iCloud credentials in mSpy’s dashboard. Otherwise, you will not be able to install a spyware on your partner’s phone without physical access to it.
How can I hack my partner’s Hangouts secretly?
Install a spyware and hide the application icon in its settings. You need to find a moment when your partner leaves their phone for at least 30 minutes. This is the approximate time you will need to install a spyware on their device. If you know their iCloud credentials, you could try using them to install the application without physical access.
How to view someone’s chat history in Hangouts?
Using spyware is the most reliable method to view someone’s chat history in Hangouts. You can see all text and media messages, even if they are deleted. Moreover, each of them is marked with a timestamp. All the information will be available in your Control Panel once the spyware is installed.
To sum up
The best way to monitor someone’s device without them knowing is using a spyware. You get access to all the information in the Hangouts app, even when it is deleted. Also, you can monitor other apps and activities: location, media, browser history, and more!