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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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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How do I delete a photo I sent on Google Chat, it went as a link googleusercontent.com/abcd

I sent a msg to my colleague in-office using google chat, I want to delete the image before it's seen as it's the wrong image. The URL this image opens is https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/...
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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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How do you try the new hangouts?

This is the only thing I can see when I open google chat: Can someone help me?
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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 can I Stop receiving notifications from someone without opening theirs chat( Google Chat )

My Company uses Google Chat(G Suite) as an IM client. I'm having trouble and don't want to receive chat notifications from a specific person. I want to clear the "Notifications" checkbox in ...
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How can I migrate from Hangouts to the new Chat?

Some of my contacts have migrated to the new Google Chat which means now I need it installed. Some of my conversations were automatically migrated to Chat but some were not and others have trickled ...
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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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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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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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Filter out chats in Gmail without "Don't include chats" option

Previously, in Gmail advanced search and when creating filters there was a checkbox called Don't include chats. But it's not there anymore. And now I'm getting chats in my Gmail inbox because of the ...
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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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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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How can I make text bold in google hangouts?

I am using hangouts, and would like to know how can I make message text bold. I tried using markdown by adding * before and after words, but it didn't work. I get asterisks displayed next to the words....
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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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Using Google Hangouts in Chrome browser to make calls with Google Fi number- have no call history?

Lost my phone, using hangouts via my browser (chrome). I open it via the app launcher thing: So I guess google hangouts has no way of listing my call history!? I can't seem to find a list of calls I ...
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Is it possible to create a link that opens a Google Chat?

I'm wondering if it's possible to create a link such that when the user clicks on it, they get taken to Google Chat, and a chat window to a particular person opens up? Something like: https://mail....
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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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Where does Google Hangouts save history?

Please forgive my ignorance.... I need to search a chat history. Google does not appear to allow us to search chat, so I'm trying to save it to disk so I can search it in a text editor. I opened a ...
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Copy e-mail from Hangouts chat window

Is there a way to see/copy the email of the person I am talking to via an opened little Hangouts chat in the Gmail web client?
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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 to report fake Google Hangouts account

Someone has created a fake Hangouts account using my son's first name and my last name. Neither my son nor I have a Hangouts account. My sister had gotten a message sent to her with a screenshot ...
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Multiple accounts used on Hangouts

I noticed that 4 accounts on Hangouts were the same active status. Is it possible that the 4 accounts were owned by 1 person? Because of the same status, they were talking to me, is it a scam? Coz I ...
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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 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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Accessing years-long discussions in Google Hangouts in the future, can I also make an off-line backup?

With the destruction of Album Archives, where will all of the photos from a Hangouts be stored? and answers therein address some aspects of google hangouts "going away" over time. Google ...
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How to share screen (PDF) and webcam (of me) and tablet pen input (from surface)?

I am looking to teach a language, and need to share three things at once: Screen (usually PDF, but also video and/or audio streamed from web) I can do this on skype or zoom Webcam of me, concurrent ...
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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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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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Can Google Apps admins monitor the chat history of users?

My company uses Google Apps for all employees, so all have example@companyname.com as their official email address. I understand that there would be an admin for the Google Apps. Can the admin monitor/...
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Is this a bug in Google Hangouts?

I am an active Google Hangouts user, and something very weird has been happening to me since the past few days; Is the same happening to anyone else? I usually check my Hangouts messages through Gmail ...
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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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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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Access "old" Google+ Hangout from web browser?

I have started a couple of Google+ Hangouts on my cell phone (Android), and I can access them whenever I want. I've been unable to find these Hangouts in a regular desktop web browser, though. On ...
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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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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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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 know if I am blocked in Gmail chat

I blocked some programmer on Gmail chat and after two weeks I unblocked him. Now instead of the status circle I don't see anything (and that after I sent him some mail, thus I expected to see his ...
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How do I delete a person in my Google Hangouts?

I have people I added during my Google class and people who have left the company and I wish to delete them. How do I do this?
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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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How do I call my child on Google Hangouts on iOS [closed]

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 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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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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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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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 spam ...
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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 ...