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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Discrepancies between GChat and Hangouts in online status of contacts

I've recently begun using Google Hangouts through the Chrome extension, but in Gmail's web interface I still prefer using the old GChat. A strange thing I've noticed is that while most of my chat ...
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Can you receive SMS on both your phone and in Google Hangouts?

On a phone, is there a way that you can receive texts on both your cell phone and in the Google Hangouts app?
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Where does the title of a phone number come from in Google hangouts?

Where does the title of a phone number come from in Google hangouts? E.g., calling the US passport services ((877) 487-2778) shows up as "San Diego Police Department", why? (free to try, it's a ...
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Intermittent Google service connection failures

This is something of a follow-up to my other question, Gmail chat not working after power outage. This is a short summary of what happened there: Computer turned off without warning because power ...
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Why is the Google Hangouts plugin required in Firefox? [migrated]

In June 2014, Google Hangouts ceased requiring an NPAPI plugin in new versions of Chrome. In the comments on the Google+ post that announced the change, it was clarified that Hangouts now used "WebRTC ...
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Clicking on “Call” in Google Hangouts not making call from Chrome?

I am at hangouts.google.com After entering the phone number and clicking call the following screen appears: (and I did put in a valid phone not XXX..) When clicking on Call nothing happens. ...
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Gmail chat not working after power outage

There was a power outage here earlier today that lasted long enough to shut my computer off. (I never thought I'd be asking a question about a power outage on this site, but here we are.) When I ...
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Migrate Hangouts contacts to new Google account

I have created a new Google account that I would like to use as my primary account in the future, and I'm trying to migrate as much as I can to the new account. However, I'm running into a little ...
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Deleting a person from Google Hangouts without 'Blocking' or 'Hiding'

A person whom I don't know sent me a message on Hangouts. So I was curious as to what it was about. So I checked it and it was obscene and I replied rudely. Now I deleted the conversation. But the ...
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How do I delete a person in my Google Hangouts?

I have people I added during my Google class and people who have left the company and I wish to delete them. How do I do this?
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Why my Hangout (from Gmail) is invisible?

It's been a few days since my Hangout chat sometimes appears invisible (I mean, almost totally invisible): The blank part was my edition, but the 'phantom' Hangout on the bottom right corner of the ...
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How to open multiple chat boxes at the same time in hangouts.google.com?

I haven't figured out how to control the number of chat boxes simultaneously open in hangouts.google.com. Sometimes I have more than one. How can I control which and how many chat boxes are open ...
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Microphone mapping in Google Hangouts

Is there any way to know to which physical microphone a microphone number displayed in Google Hangouts corresponds? (aside from trying them one by one)
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How to save a new contact in conversation in Google Hangouts?

When I am using the web version of Hangouts and start a new conversation with someone using SMS or receive an SMS from new person, there's no way to save that into contacts. Is there a way to save ...
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Is there a way to view or download Google Hangouts Call History?

The Android Google Hangouts Dialer app is very limited when it comes to VoIP call history. It only shows the last 100 (approx) calls, even though Google keeps a complete history on their servers. ...
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Hangouts: screensharing with face in the corner?

Using Hangouts here. I would like to share my screen for the audience, but at the same time I would like my talking face to appear in the corner. You know, like in those game streaming videos. How ...
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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 Hangouts. The Google+ account has a picture of me and I reported the impersonation of it and it was removed by Google. But the ...
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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 jitsi/...
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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 Gmail,...
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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 ...