Google Hangouts is being replaced by Google Chat. If you use Google Chat, visit the Google Chat help center.

Keyboard shortcuts for the Hangouts Chrome extension

Important: You may no longer have access to the Hangouts Chrome extension. You can use the Google Chat standalone app instead.

When you're using the Hangouts Chrome extension, you can use keyboard shortcuts to do tasks faster.

Shortcut                                                    Keyboard keys                                              
Minimize a conversation Esc or Ctrl + m
Switch to the conversation list ⌘/Ctrl + 1
Switch to a specific conversation ⌘/Ctrl + 2 through Ctrl + 8
Switch to the last conversation ⌘/Ctrl + 9
Switch to next conversation or
conversation list
Ctrl + Tab
Ctrl + Page up 
Switch to previous conversation or
conversation list
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Ctrl + Page down
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