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Ive read all of the tutorials on gchat. However, the explanation "If there are other Gmail users whom you frequently email, you'll be able to chat and see each other online without having to send an invitation." implies that their name would automatically be added to my chat list, not that they would send an invite without actually sending an invite. This ...


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I've found that I can send people a link to my Google+ profile page which has an icon to start a hangout with me. This isn't an ideal solution. The hangout icon is not prominent on the profile page. Some people can't find it. You can't search for a Google Plus URL to add a person to a hangout, so there is not way to use the profile URL from within ...


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I think there used to be a way to embed a link in a web page for this, but I'm having trouble finding it now. You can also just begin a Hangout and you'll get a URL that you can share with anyone who you'd like to join that Hangout.


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After noticing the above - that you cannot alter your list of Hangout contacts - I decided to just sign out of Hangouts and revert to old chat since I don't usually do Hangouts. It's not the best fix, but it's a good way not to have to see exes and other jerks you used to chat to!


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There is no option to disconnect all your devices from Google Hangout and Google Talk at once.


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It is not possible to change screen when screen sharing with Google Hangouts, without having to restart the screen sharing.


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There is no option to set an automated reply in Google Hangout.


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Disable help friends find you by phone number and you should be all set.


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For some reason there are 2 different Hangouts versions available. When checking the Hangouts extension in Chrome, I saw that I had version 2015.120.1719.1. I first uninstalled/reinstalled shockwave as a precaution, and then I removed/reinstalled the Hangouts extension using the chrome web store. After doing so I still had the same version number. I wasn't ...


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Apparently (from here) if you zoom out (CTRL+-) when in full-screen mode the screen resolution is shared in higher quality. Zoom to something like 50%. I tried recording a screen-sharing video straight to YouTube using this method and it seemed to work. Don't forget to zoom back out when you're done (CTRL++).


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What you have installed is the Chrome extension of the Hangouts App. It is a standalone window/app but it runs within the Chrome browser, therefore it opens everything in Chrome, just like a detached tab. You should try installing the plugin.


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While video Hangouts for personal users is limited to 10 users, the current limit is 15 simultaneous users in Google Hangouts for Business Apps.



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