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How do I prevent strangers from showing up in my Google Hangout?

For the past couple of months, thousands of strange people have been appearing in my Google Hangout when I look for a contact to chat with. How can I disable that and just leave the people I have in ...
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How can I set a notification to let me know when a specific contact get online in Google Talk / Hangout?

I want to have a notification just for one specific contact, not all of them.
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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 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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Google+ Hangout Video Call Chat History

Is it possible to recover the history of the chat window available during Google Hangouts video call? This is separate from the history of the chat client and is not accessible with the same method I ...
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Create direct link to Google Hangouts chat

I need to create a link to open one particular Hangouts chat (not videocall). It is possible to open a chat in a separate window from the main Google+ page, but the URL of that window (something like ...
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How do I invite a non Google+ member to a hangout?

When I try to invite a non Google+ member to a hangout it appears to send an email invite but the email never arrives. I have tried about 5 different emails that I have access to to test it out but no ...
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Google Hangout live button

Is there a way to add a button on my website to appear whenever I have a Google Hangout live? and to be linked to my hangout?
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Integrate a Google Hangout link in a calendar invite from a 3rd party site (not from Gmail)

In the site I manage, users can schedule meetings with one another and connect on Google Hangout, but they have to find each other on Google+ or send a calendar invite from Gmail with a hangout link. ...
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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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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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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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How can I get all my Gmail contacts to show up in my Hangouts phone list?

When I first installed Hangouts, the phone list was populated with what was then all of my Gmail contacts that had phone numbers assigned. Since then I've added a bunch of Gmail contacts but they ...
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Cannot find own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search

I have failed to find any of my very own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search, whereas the search finds any of Hangouts chat messages of another participant of the very same ...
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Is there a way to be notified when someone initially opens hangout session?

In the IT department testers are frequently waiting for developers to arrive into the office to answer questions. Is there any functionality in Hangout that will send message when person of interest ...
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Is it possible to tell the time spent on a particular Google video hangout?

Is it possible to generate a report saying on a particular day in a particular hangout, I have spent x minutes on a Google video hangout? What I would like to have is something like this: Person A's ...
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How to avoid timing out in a Google Hangout?

Google Hangouts automatically disconnect after 90 minutes or so unless you click a button saying you are still there. Is there a way to avoid this without having to click the button? (A setting ...
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Do Google Hangout broadcasts on youtube have a limited audience, and must the audience have Google Plus?

I'm looking for ways to broadcast my PhD defence online (one component with a presentation, sharing either a PDF, a window, or the screen), and one component with video. It is a public event: anyone ...
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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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Hangouts SMS notification on web vs. Android

Not sure if this is a better fit for here or the Android SE site, but... I have a Google Voice number, and can send and receive SMS messages using both the website (through gmail.com) or from the ...
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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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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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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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How can I Hangouts to start with a screenshare instead of my webcam?

Whenever I start or join a video call in Google Hangouts, my webcam is immediately shared with the rest of the people in the call. I'd like to be able to: Disable automatic sharing of my webcam. ...
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How to create a Google Apps account for using Hangouts in a conference room?

Our company has started to use Google Hangouts to have our weekly meetings with our other office. I created a Google Apps account for the two offices to use but after signing up for Google + so we ...