Questions tagged [google-hangouts]

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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How to connect with non-Gmail users on Hangouts?

I have been a die-hard user of the old Google chat, primarily because it let me add non-Gmail users to chat with them through the GChat interface. Unfortunately I've started seeing this banner: ...
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How many people can be on a Google Hangout?

The documentation says ten people can be in a Hangout but I'm hearing that Hangout video maxes out at six people. Which is correct?
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Virtual meeting site for music that doesn't suck

I've participated in many online meetings lately featuring musicians. Zoom seems deficient in that it seems to change pitch to match changing playback rates throughout the meetings. Google Meet had ...
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Photos received through Hangouts

I can access the photographs that I sent through a Hangouts album but what about the photos received from my friend through Hangouts? Where will these photos be stored? Is it not possible to access ...
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How can I turn off Conversation History in Hangouts (missing setting)

When trying to turn off "Conversation History" in Hangouts on desktop from here: https://hangouts.google.com/, there is no option for this as stated in the help doc. Others have reported this last ...
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How do I call my child on Google Hangouts on iOS

I would like to talk to my child in Google Hangouts. I created an account for my child and I linked it in a family group, but apparently it is not possible to use family link accounts in Hangouts on ...
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How to have multiple people on screen at same time google hangouts?

With multiple participants, google hangouts will automatically detect who is speaking and make them occupy the primary position on screen (~90%+ of the screen space). Is there a way to stop this, ...
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How can I keep all members of a Google Hangout large?

Whoever's talking in Google Hangouts gets the full screen. How can I keep everyone's window equal size, regardless of their volume?
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Hangouts full screen chat window

Is there a way I could use hangouts.google.com chat windows in a fullscreen mode? I mean, I use Messenger via messenger.com (full size) or Slack using the website slack.com (also full screen). When ...
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Is there a way to record Google Meet live captions

Google Meet (web, in particular) has live captions Is there any way to record (and save) this [whole/full] meeting transcript?
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Renaming contact on Google Hangout

How I can rename a contact on Google Hangouts? Some of my friends use more than one account and I'd like to renamed them for ease of use (recognition). If is it not supported, where I must submit ...
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How do I report scammers on Google Hangouts?

How do I report scammers on Hangouts? They are fake scam profiles I have found on media sites, not fakebook... other sites full of scammers. They contact me and send me more fake pics, usually of porn ...
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How to keep public from seeing photos posted on Hangouts, even after they have been deleted?

Someone hacked into my Google Hangout account. Found my private texts and photos. I had deleted texts and photos in my conversation with someone. But, the hacker was still able to find both the text ...
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Brady bunch split screen google hangouts?

By default, google hangouts detects who's talking and displays them largely on the screen. Can this be changed so that everyone is on screen with the total screen area divided between participants, ...
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How to remove contacts from my Google Hangouts?

Does hiding a contact remove the person from Hangouts? I don't want these contacts to get my IP address. They seem like shady characters that I met on a fraudulent dating site.
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How can I configure the Google Hangouts website so that it mutes the microphone by default when entering a conversation?

How can I configure the Google Hangouts website so that it mutes the microphone by default when entering a conversation?
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How to link directly to a Google+ Hangout?

If I start a Google+ Hangout, is there anyway to send my friends a link directly to that Hangout post? I couldn't find any options. So I have to send people a link to my profile, and let them click ...
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Did Gmail's Google Voice Integration Recently Cause a Regression in Firefox?

Up until this week, I was able to share my microphone in Firefox to facilitate Google Voice calls via Gmail. I run Kubuntu 19.10 and Firefox 73. My question at AskUbuntu (addressing the client-side ...
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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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Chrome and Hangouts both use CTRL+D for something different

I'm using CTRL+D to mute my hangouts, but that does bookmarking in Chrome. Any way to resolve this schism?
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How do I report spam/scam attempts in Hangouts?

I have kept the conversation open so this guy can be traced. He is using the persona of a topnotch COO of a very large reputable company in USA to "hire" people, hooking them via Freelancer.com. I ...
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Download all photos sent to me on Google Hangouts

You can find lots of Google search results about how to download all photos sent to you on Hangouts by one person. Unfortunately, within the last year Google changed something about how Hangouts ...
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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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How do I report a scam on Hangouts?

A so-called Army orthopedic physician scammed me out of a large sum of money on Hangouts. His original email was usarmydavid1234@gmail.com. He said he needed help sending his consignment box from ...
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How can I setup auto reply in Google Hangouts?

Is there a way to setup an auto reply in Google Hangouts? If not, is there a third party program?
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What is the single/alone URL for Hangouts chat?

I want to have the URL for Hangouts, in order to open it directly, similar to the one used for Google Contact. That is, I don't want the Hangouts to be a popup to the G+ site. Is such thing available?...
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How can I configure Hangouts call settings prior to calling?

How can I configure Hangouts call settings prior to calling? E.g., if I want to select a given microphone, how can I do so before I call someone?
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Block or Ignore someone on Hangouts who only sends me group messages (spam)?

According to Hangouts Help: Block or ignore someone Users who don’t know you need to send an invitation to chat. To protect you, Hangouts filters spam invitations into a separate screen. If a ...
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Google Hangouts: How to allow dial in for the audio side?

I see how to dial OUT from a google hangout conference. My question is different: When I create the Google Calendar event, and set Hangouts as the conference/video service, I need the invites to do ...
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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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Hangouts Contact is missing

I had a contact in my list for a month, now I don't see the person in my list. The last time I saw the person, their status was "last seen 4 weeks". Did that contact blocked me? I doubt if the ...
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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 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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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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URL to place a phone call on Hangouts

Given that I have a phone number, is there a way to build a URL to directly initiate the call in Google Hangouts?
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How do I end the “ongoing call” in Google Hangouts?

I correspond with a person on a daily basis via Google Hangouts. I needed to do a screen share so I called the user for the first time and screen shared. This was great. Then I ended the call and ...
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How to block all chat requests except those with an email history?

I am constantly interrupted with chat requests from spammers, like porn operators. I would like to disable/deny all requests unless they originate from a user whom I have an email history. Searching ...
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Since the transition from Google Chat to Hangouts, I don't see chat messages in Gmail. Can I restore those?

Since the transition at the end of June 2017, my previously displayed chat contacts in the desktop Gmail interface have not appeared. Now, I am presented with a large empty space that the contacts ...
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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 or tab with that URL. However, Chrome is not my favorite browser on this PC. I want to make ...
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Reporting a group chat [duplicate]

For the past 3 days, I have been getting group chats from some non-English speaking people and I keep blocking them! Now I am irritated and want to report them. I've blocked and deleted them but they ...
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How do I hide the Hangouts panel on Google Plus?

On the Google+ website (plus.google.com), the Hangouts panel appears on the right hand side. I already have the Chrome Hangouts extension so I don't need it there at all.
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Can you prevent being automatically added to gchat groups upon being invited?

I have been invited to a group chat that I don't want to be in. I left the group and then was re-invited. The invitations automatically bring me into the group, complete with pop-up notifications and ...
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How can I hide myself (appear offline) in Google Hangouts?

I don't want to be shown as Available (green) in Hangouts even if I am online, or chatting with someone. I don't people to know when I am available. Is it possible to always show myself as if I were ...
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With the destruction of Album Archives, where will all of the photos from a Hangouts be stored?

I have received many notifications from Google saying that Album Archives and Google+ are going away as no one is really using them. In this case, where will all of the new photos from Google Hangouts ...
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Forthcoming Google Hangouts and Google Vault changes, the use of chat clients and searchability of chat history

The Setup My organization is a part of G Suite, and our main domain has the classic Hangouts enabled. We're using it combined with applications such as Trillian, Miranda, Pidgin, Adium and other chat ...
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Ignore “joined the Hangout” notifications

I am in a Google Hangout conversation. All messages are interesting, so I enabled notifications. Unfortunately, many people join and leave (more than actual messages), and I receive a notification ...
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What exactly is the effect of “Archiving” a conversation in Google Hangouts?

Aside from the obvious (the line item for the conversation disappears from active chats and appears in the list of Archived Hangouts), what exactly are the effects of "Archiving" a conversation in ...
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How to remove contact from Hangouts? [duplicate]

I can't find anywhere an action to this. I need to remove the name of a dead person in my Hangouts contacts. I can only seem to Block or Hide a name. Does anyone know how to remove the name ...
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What is the difference between an active today on Google Hangouts and an actual mins or hours online?

I noticed some of my friends will show the actual minutes/hours they were last seen active (for example: active 10 mins ago or 1 hr ago). But one friend will show last seen as Active today. I know ...
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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 ...