Google Hangouts is an instant messaging and video call service that is embedded in multiple Google web services and can be use as a web and mobile standalone app.

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Get notified when friends come online in Google Plus

Is there anyway to set up Google Plus so that you get notified when friends in your Circles come online in Google Plus? If this is of any importance, I have a Google account without Gmail. This will ...
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In Google Hangouts, is there a way to keep the video window on top of my other windows?

I recently made the switch from Skype to Hangouts having found it in many ways outperforms the former for what I use it for. The one thing I miss is the little video window that would pop up whenever ...
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How can I remove the background in the Hangouts?

https://hangouts.google.com/ puts some picture as background by default. How to remove it, i.e. leave a monocolor background? With photo: Without photo:
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How to get a notification if a contact went offline Hangouts

Any way to know if a contact went offline like how Skype does/shows? I want information that this (a particular) contact has gone offline.
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Change personal display name in Hangouts

I know Google+ controls the name that's shown in Hangouts, that's no problem. I'm in a large group Hangout, however, and recently some peoples' names have been showing up differently underneath their ...
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How to prevent visits to Hangouts on school-issued Chromebook?

My twelve-year-old has OCD. His school recently issued a Chromebook to each student in secondary school. My son compulsively goes to Hangouts and his grades are suffering. I am working on getting ...
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Forward new Google chat requests to the delegation master account

I have an old Gmail account that is bound to my Android cellphone and everything else. The old mail address is too long, so I made a new account with a shorter address. Now I tell people my new, ...
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how to report impersonation of hangout account

Someone is trying to impersonate me and has created a google+ account and hangout. Google+ account had pictured of me and I reported impersonation of that google+ account and it was removed by google. ...
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When I call someone using Google Hangouts do they pay long distance?

I'm a Canadian living in the UK. I recently discovered that Google Hangouts allows free calls to (some) North American landlines. I just made calls to my Canadian bank and my Canadian cable company ...
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How can I schedule a Google Hangout?

I used to be able to do it from hangouts.google.com but it looks like Google removed the feature from there. I don't think the feature is gone because I still have a working link from a Hangout I ...
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Can people see when you were last seen on Google Plus Hangouts?

I am wondering, can someone see if or when you used Google Hangouts last? Like say I was on there today. Can someone see that I was on there today? If so how do I turn this off?
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Where does Google Hangouts save history?

Please forgive my ignorance.... I need to search a chat history. Google does not appear to allow us to search chat, so I'm trying to save it to disk so I can search it in a text editor. I opened a ...
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Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice?

Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice? Can I receive SMS in both Hangout and Voice?
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How to find the unique address of a Google Hangout group chat?

I have been added to a group chat in Google Hangout and I lost the "xxxx UID address" of the group chat. I am able to chat in group using Chrome / Firefox web hangouts, but I cannot chat using ...
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Google Slides not seeing meeting in calendar

Google Slides recently added the ability to present from an Android device to a Google Hangouts meeting. I have meetings scheduled in my primary Google Calendar. However, when I try to present to a ...
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Where went the Google Photos album “Hangouts”?

For some time you could see pictures someone sent you via Hangouts in an album called "Hangouts". This vanished somehow. When you open a picture from Hangouts on the Computer, you can still see in ...
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Broadcast a Hangouts meeting with multiple participants

As far as I can tell, I can either have a Hangouts meeting, or a Hangouts broadcast, where there is one presenter and everyone else are observers. I guess I just want to confirm I'm not missing ...
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How can I test the connection prior to the scheduled time of a Google hangout?

Any way within Google Hangouts, to test the connection? For example, are there any Google Hangouts one can just drop into, with people in different countries so I can test the connection? Sometimes ...
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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app?

I don't like the new Google Hangout integration with my gmail web app. It's too busy, too much color, and too hard to see what status people are. In short, get off my lawn. Can I get the old Google ...
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How to totally remove unwanted contacts from hangout

How to totally remove unwanted contacts from hangout. Totally clean out from hang out means - not appearing in archive, not appearing in block., not appearing in hidden.
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When I get a text from an unknown number to my Google Voice number, how do I add the person as a new contact (using Hangouts)?

I use a Google Voice number as my primary number, which has the nice benefit of allowing me to see texts pop up as Hangouts when I have Gmail open. I can't figure out how to add a new contact from ...
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Hangouts support for FTP links

I tried sending someone an FTP link just now and he said when he clicked on it it opened https://talkgadget.google.com in a browser instead of the URL sent in the chat. The same thing happened when I ...
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How I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC

I have a Google Voice number, and can send and receive SMS messages using both the website (through gmail.com) or from the Hangouts app on my Galaxy S3. If I have an open desktop web browser on ...
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Google Hangouts: last seen [duplicate]

In my list of Google Hangouts contacts it says "last seen 8 hours ago" or "last seen 4 days ago" beside some names. What exactly does this mean? I saw the person at the same location, or I had contact ...
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Hide Gmail address in Google Hangouts

How do I hide my Gmail so it does not show up in Hangouts? So people who chat with me on Hangouts do not see my Gmail. By the way I do not have Google Plus.
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Copy e-mail from Hangouts chat window

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?
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How do I remove “Hangouts Remote Desktop” from Google hangouts?

I see somebody has asked how to remove a specific app from Google Hangouts (sidebar) but unfortunately the directions are specific to their app. In my case, every time I start a hangouts video call, ...
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Is there a number or ID that I can give to people that want to video call me with Google Hangouts?

I want to have people be able to call my on Google Hangouts. They can search by name to find me, but there are several people and profiles with my name and they don't always get the right one. Is ...
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How to prevent Google Voice number linking to your Google+ full name and image?

I recently noticed that my Google contacts started showing pictures and full names of some contacts, presumably because they were using Google Voice. I added myself as a contact, merely as 'X' with my ...
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Is there a way to show the total number of individual messages sent in a Google Hangout?

I use Google Hangouts quite a ridiculous amount and I'd like to know if there's a way to show how many individual messages are sent between users in a Hangout conversation. Is this at all possible? ...
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Hangouts alternative video call URL

When I start a video call in hangouts, I'm directed to an URL like this: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/?authuser=(etc,etc,etc) The problem is that, in my company, the plus.google.com domains ...
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How to make Google Hangouts open URLs in favorite browser?

TL;DR: How can you make Google Hangouts open URLs in your favorite browser instead of Chrome? Suppose someone sends you a message with an URL: When clicking that URL it'll spin up a Chrome window ...
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Does Gchat automatically send out a chat invite?

I decided to remove a contact from my circles and somehow from my chat list. I didn't wish to block this person. I just wanted their name to be gone because we have a history and "out of sight, out of ...
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How can I configure Hangouts conversation not to show up in my Inbox?

I would like to know what are the steps to follow in order to not see my previous Google Hangouts conversations in my GMail Inbox. I can't really find the button to disable this.
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Using secondary domain for Google Hangouts URL

My primary domain name is foobar.com. My secondary domain name is fizbaz.com. When I create links in Google Calendar to do a Hangout, the URL always includes foobar.com no matter what, but I'd like ...
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How to prevent Google Hangouts Chrome extension from popping up for other users of the same Chrome installation?

My wife's laptop has Chrome installed. She uses it under her Chrome username. I sometimes use it with my Chrome username. Since installing the Google Hangouts extension on my Chrome account (on my own ...
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How to remove (not block!) a contact from Google Hangouts?

My question is related to this one. So I have a person added to my Gmail contacts, with phone number and e-mail. Person's e-mail is on gmail.com. Every Gmail account is not just e-mail, but also is ...
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Can't start a Hangout conversation

Has anyone seen this issue? About once a day, I can't get the Hangout chat pop-up to appear. I can see under any given contact that I've been sent a message, see the first few words, the contact is ...
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How can I disable audio phone calls from Google Hangouts?

I have recently started using the new Google app, Hangouts. I downloaded the official Hangouts app to my iPod Touch 4th generation. Upon looking up the features of Hangouts for the first time, I ...
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Switch screen when screen sharing with Google Hangouts

Is it possible to change screen when screen sharing with Google Hangouts, without having to restart the screen sharing? (I have a multi-monitor setup)
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How does the new “last seen” option of Google Hangouts work?

I've been using Google Hangouts via Gmail and I'm wondering how the new "last seen" option really works. I know that it is used to show your contacts when you were last using Hangouts but does that ...
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How do I text myself in Google Hangouts in Gmail

I am using Google Hangouts via Gmail on a desktop web browser, and I want to send a text message to myself. Is it possible? And if yes, how?
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Hangout on the left hand side pane

My Hangout contacts are on the right hand side and I'd like to move it back to the left and preferably hide it. I don't mind if people call me now and then but I don't need to see who's on line or ...
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How do I not show my presence when I am online in Gmail?

How do I hide my presence when I am online in Gmail?
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How can I set the caller ID with Google Hangout?

When calling with Google Hangout, how can I set the caller ID, the number that recipient of my phone call sees? Is it even possible at all to set it? Now it's showing a US number when I call my own ...
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Snail animation in Gmail chat

I resized the chat window, and this snail appeared (also with animation): Why did it appear? What's its significance?
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How do I permanently remove an application from Google Hangouts?

Our team was trying out Slack for a month and I added the Slack app to Google Hangouts, apparently. Now when I enter a hangout I see this sidebar: Since I stopped using Slack, I've tried removing ...
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External attendees added to a calendar invite are not invited to the subsequent Hangout

When I make a Google Calendar event on a Google Apps business account, a Hangout link is automatically generated: When I invite people from outside the organization to the event, they appear in the ...
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What is the URL to start a Google Hangout Video Chat?

You can generate a button using JavaScript, as detailed here: https://developers.google.com/+/hangouts/button. But I'm looking for a way to get a direct URL to start a video chat. I know it's ...
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Google Hangouts logged in multiple locations

If I already have a Google Hangout session active and I log into the same account from a different device at the same time what will happen?