Is there a way to see/copy the email of the person I am talking to via an opened little Hangouts chat in the Gmail web client?

  • Hopefully copying the e-mail is not possible in hangouts i think can just search by names in hangouts.
    – BDRSuite
    Mar 27, 2015 at 12:17

2 Answers 2


I don't know of any way to see the email in the chat box. But in Gmail on the side you have a little contact list of people you have chatted with.

You can hover over the name and see the email.

  • Actually it seems that it only shows the email there if the person is not your friend on Google+ (I saw it for some, but not others, and I find out that looks like the pattern)...
    – Luan Nico
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:12
  • Very interesting.
    – Web Dev
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:54
  • Well, I hope they add this feature then... It is really annoying.
    – Luan Nico
    Mar 30, 2015 at 12:09

There is no way you can access/copy the email from the hangout window. Even from the contact list you have to hover on the contact to see contact's details. These details are fetched on the fly.

Technically, the chat window is inside an iframe. You cannot access iframe content.

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