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I think that the partner you chatted with typed: /shydino in his chat. This is one of the easter eggs in Google Hangouts


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Click on the Contact to open the previous Hangout you had with them. Click on the Gear and "archive" the hangout.


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Google now offers an option to mute sounds: This setting applies to all Hangouts notifications from Gmail, Google+ and the Chrome extension on the same desktop computer. Turn sound off for notification sounds Click menu ▼ at the top of your Hangouts list. Check the box next to "Mute." From: Google Hangouts - Turn off notification ...


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Edit 2013/12/16: they added an option to mute all sounds, indefinitely. Finally! See this answer As of today (2013/05/21), you can't (even though it's requested), but I found a way to prevent the sound to be loaded and therefore played. In short: I redirect the link to the alert audio file (which you can find at the bottom of the answer) to a ...


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The new Hangouts feature needs to be enabled by logging into the Admin console and going to Google Apps -> Talk/Hangouts -> Advanced Settings and select 'Enable the new Hangouts for users in this organizational unit'


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Here's a simple solution.. I'm using Chrome for this. (I'm sure all other browsers will work just the same.) Once you have a hangout window open press the "F11" button. This will make your video somewhat larger. Then take it one step further. Now press & keep it pressed down your "Ctrl" button while pressing the "-" button till you blow up the ...


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I'm not sure if this is a feature that has been introduced in the year since the question was asked, but it appears that you can use a limited version without a Google+ account via Gmail chat according to this support article: If you don’t have a Google+ account you can start or join a limited hangout, which only includes the option to hang out with 1 ...


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You can quickly revert to the older chat interface in Gmail via the dropdown menu next to your name in the Hangouts area. You'll still have the new Hangouts UI in Google+ and mobile, just not in mail.


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It appears that chat/hangout messages are auto-archived in Gmail afterall - providing you don't have any filters set on the user you are chatting with! (This sounds like a bug if you ask me!) I previously had a filter set on this particular user that simply prevented any emails from that user being seen as spam - but this was apparently enough to prevent ...


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There is no way to see presence in Google Hangout—Google intentionally reworked it so presence is removed. Google says it's put a lot of thought into reconsidering presence, and it actually works better in Hangouts than on other apps. ... The flip side of this new system is that you lose the more traditional "Active / Away" presence indicators that ...


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A workaround is to: Load the whole history by scrolling up Open Firebug and copy whole HTML to clipboard Paste it in a text editor and add on the very first line `<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">` Replace the contents of <head> with <meta content="IE=Edge" ...


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I had this problem recently. The short answer is: Now that Gtalk desktop client, GChat in Gmail, and different Gmail accounts are linked now via G+ and Hangouts, if you're signed in to any of these, on any PC, in any Google account, this problem can pop up. Here's what I did to fix it: Go into one of your gmail accounts where you use Gtalk In the left ...


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No. A Google employee I know told me the following: "the idea is to free you from worrying if the person you are talking to is on mobile, on a tablet, in front of a computer, etc, and instead give you one channel by which to communicate." For those of us who like to know exactly which friends are on mobile (or even online at all) this is a big step ...


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As of 9-July-2013, you can now make calls from Gmail using the new Hangouts. Making calls from Hangouts — in Gmail and across the web For those of you who have taken the plunge and are using desktop Hangouts in Gmail, Google+, and the Chrome extension, we've heard loud and clear that you miss the ability to make calls from Gmail, so today, we're happy ...


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In Firefox, add the following rules to your userContent.css @-moz-document domain(google.com) { .Pt span { opacity: 1 !important; width: auto !important; } .Pt div { display: none !important; } } This should remove the image and display the UTF-8 equivalent instead. If you want to replace them with a different set of images (and have a lot of ...


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Very late answer, but here it goes: you could use the Hangouts On Air feature. Well, with Hangouts On Air, you can share and record your live discussions and performances with everyone! (Emphasis added by me.) Source.


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I found this on Google Developers: Get a Developer APP ID The button must contain the app ID of your Hangout app or extension. Go to the APIs Console, select the Hangouts project you want the button to start, then copy the app ID from the current URL at the top of the browser, like this — it's the number that follows "project:", and will be at least 12 ...


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Even if you could do this, the quality may not be what you expect. The screenshare is done by sending the screen image into a video stream, rather than trying to send a screen image itself. The video streaming is better tuned to handle actual video from a camera, and is of a resolution (640x360) that is probably far smaller than most screens you'd like to ...


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This is not supported at the moment. However, I found this Google+ post from a Google employee that involves a little hacking to get it done for On Air Hangouts. Haven't tried this myself though.


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Unfortunately, Google Hangouts does not have the feature. According to googlesystem.blogspot.com, it is actually an upgraded version of Google+ Messenger, not Google Chat or Talk, which is why Hangouts has very little in common with Talk. Hopefully this is in the works, and will be in fixed in future updates. Sorry if this is disappointing news. However, I ...


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I built http://OpenTokRTC.com to show people multi-party video chat functionality. It eventually replaced skype and google hangouts for me and my friends. Its open sourced and free, so feel free to take it for a spin! Unfortunately, it doesn't have all of the features you require (like screen-sharing), but it nailed everything else. Hope it helps!


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No, it's not the same as Hangouts. Gtalk is more or less replaced by Hangouts. The IFTTT channel was quite limited in any case, but it won't work with Hangouts at all.


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It's true that IFTTT's GTalk channel doesn't work with Hangouts, but I found a similar service, Zapier, that does. It's geared more towards business users, so the connected services include more service apps and less social media, and the free version is limited to 5 recepies (or Zaps), but it's something.


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For the desktop environment: Specifications for sending and receiving messages You can have a group Hangout with up to 100 people. Requirements and specifications for video calls Video calls can have a maximum of 10 participants. Source. In general: Sometimes you want to have a Hangout with multiple people at once, like when ...


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Click on "Hangouts" at the top of the sidebar.


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According to the Google support pages, you should check 4 items to be sure. Ensure your notifications are enabled. (Which you already said you have checked). Be sure you are NOT using Flashblock. If you are using Flashblock you need to adjust your settings. Open Firefox. From the Tools menu, select Add-ons and Extensions. Go to Flashblock and click ...


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It appears Hangouts on my Android phone works without a Google+ account, but many features such as photo sharing are disabled. Hangouts for Chrome browser extension insists on creating a Google+ account. Things could change. I do not like how Google is pushing all users to Google+.


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This is not possible in the current version of Google+/the app.


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A hangout is indeed a public live stream video that is shown on Youtube, are you mistaking it for something else? Edit: What you are seeing on that page is called Hangouts on Air. You can't join such hangouts, only watch them. You can, however, join public hangouts that don't do any broadcasting.



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