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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Suppress notification of Trivial Responses in Hangouts

I am on hangouts all day with a bunch of different people. This group of people has a habit of confirming every message I send to them with some response: "Thanks", "Got It", "Okay", ... I would ...
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Photos received through Hangouts

I can access the photographs that I sent through Hangouts album but what about the photos received from my friend through Hangouts? Where will this photo will be stored? Is it not possible to access ...
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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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Change the Hangouts notification sound

I there a way to change the Hangouts notification sound? If so, how? I was unable to find anything in settings.
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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 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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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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Permanently block persistent/creepy “upload picture” panel in Gmail/Hangouts

Modern Gmail (this started in 2016-2017) has this extremely annoying nag where if you accidentally click your blank profile photo, it pops up a panel demanding you upload your photo that doesn't close....
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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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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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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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Google Hangouts: Invisible, “ghost” calls from unknown people

Once a week or so, I hear the Google Hangouts "Incoming Call" sound on my Windows 10 machine. I can't find anything to click on, to either accept or deny the call: In Google Chrome / Gmail tab-- ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I prevent Google Voice from ringing in Gmail?

I've got Gmail and Google Voice. My Google Voice is essentially an alias for my cell phone. Here's the problem though: if I happen to have Gmail open in a tab on my computer, and a call comes into my ...
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“This Hangouts feature has not been enabled for your account. ”

Within Google app's I am unable to grant my users access to the Google Hangouts Chrome plugin. I have checked my global domain settings as well as my settings for a user. But still users are unable ...
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How to ensure that my Google Voice phone number is shown in caller ID when calling someone from Gmail using Google Voice

When I call someone using the "make a call" feature in Gmail, I have been told that the caller ID on the other end (in this case an iPhone SE using Verizon) displays "unknown caller". I'd like it to ...
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How to permanently adjust the Hangouts (Google Meet) audio & video call quality?

I am looking for a way to permanently reduce the audio and video quality of Google Hangouts (Meet) calls to save bandwidth but wasn't able to find the appropriate setting yet. Can someone help me?
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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 do you auto-archive chat/hangout messages in Gmail?

I use hangouts on Android and on the desktop (browser extension) and these messages periodically appear in my Gmail inbox. So every day I'm having to manually archive all these hangout messages that ...
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How can you change your status in Google Hangouts from Gmail?

Is there a way to change your status in Google Hangouts from within Gmail?
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Removing Hangouts videos from Google Photos

When I want to upload a video to YouTube from Google Photos, all uploaded videos in a private Hangouts chat are listed. Is there a way to delete these Hangouts videos from Google Photos or completely ...
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I can open other co-workers Hangouts on my computer except for one. What can I do?

The person is sending me Hangouts messages that appear in part on my screen but I cannot open it to read the entire message, although I can open other people on Hangouts. I cannot see the Hangouts ...
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Disable camera by default in Google Hangouts

Is there a way to set it so my camera does not come on by default immediately when I place a call? When I click a contact in the new Hangouts popup in Chrome or in Gmail, I have a button that says ...
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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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How can I complete disable Google Hangouts from all devices?

How can I complete disable Hangouts in my Google account? I want to close Hangouts, without disabling my entire Google account. I don't want anyone to be able to message me. If anyone tries to ...
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Dial a phone number or allow someone to dial into a scheduled Google Hangout?

I scheduled a Google Hangout from Google Calendar (under my personal Gmail account). I'd like to have a way for participants to join it by phone only - either them dialing in or me dialing out to them....
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Google Hangouts can no longer be resized in Chrome on my desktop PC

A few weeks ago I was able to resize the Google Hangouts window, but now (and for the last couple of weeks) when I hover my cursor over the bottom or side of the Hangouts window it no longer changes ...
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How do I pre-schedule a [non-confidential] recorded call using Google Hangout [on Air]?

I often want to record calls among a small number of participants, for posterity. It's often related to open projects, so I don't mind the small chance that a random person from the internet might ...
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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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Can I make the Google Hangout window full screen?

I had a Google Hangout with a friend today. There were 3 windows: one "big" with her, one small with me, one small with her. Even the "big" window was small, less that a quarter of my screen (at "...
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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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Does moving around (physically) cause lag in videochat applications? [closed]

I've noticed that when I or my conversation partner moves around (physically)--gesticulating, or nodding, etc.--the videochat lags and sometimes even freezes. This happens whether it's Skype, Google ...
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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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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 do you disable the notification alert sounds in the new Google Hangouts?

I found the new Google Hangouts sounds annoying and they don't provide a way to disable them. The only thing you can do is disable notifications entirely, per contact even, not globally. How can you ...
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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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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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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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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 ...