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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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YouTube Live (Quick or 'Hangouts on Air') not working

I can't get YouTube Live to work. It's October 2017, and I know Google is making big changes to Hangouts. I get one of a few different errors: Your domain admin has disabled hangouts on air. (No he ...
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Google Desktop Client for Text Messaging

I know someone who wants to receive and respond to text messages from their desktop and am unfamiliar with Google's exploding messaging options. Years ago I switched to Google Voice and I use ...
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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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How to send a Hangout message from Google Plus

Google Hangout used to be accessible from Google Plus, at least it's demonstrated on this video. Currently I only found ways to send an e-mail via Gmail. Is it possible now (2017) to click on a ...
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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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Gmail Hangouts contact card pops up at the wrong times

I am using the Hangouts pane in my email on mail.google.com. The issue is that whenever I mouse across the the list of contacts (say when I'm moving my mouse to my other monitor) the contact card ...
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How do I keep using the Google Talk Plugin after it's deprecated? [closed]

Google is deprecating the Google Talk Plugin which is the basis of the legacy soft phone in Gmail, and replacing it with a Hangouts based (HTML5) soft phone. Unfortunately the new phone is garbage (...
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Sending a message to a specific contact (my father) fails

My question contains various quotes. I will try to translate them from German (the language of my country Germany) to English. Sending a Hangouts message to my father fails. No matter if I try to ...
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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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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 activate "dense roster" on Google Hangouts?

For some random reason, perhaps in another bid to gain user engagement, Gchat in Gmail is being suddenly replaced with Google Hangouts. It says that if I like it looking the way it is now, I'm ...
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Did Google Hangouts cease operating for free, as of late March 2017?

My uncle could always dial any North American telephone number gratis with Google Hangouts, while he was in Canada, US, and England. But suddenly starting from late March 2017, every time that he ...
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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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Workaround for Google Hangouts to load consistently in Firefox

Running Firefox (51.0.1), Google Hangouts will not load properly on about 60% of my attempts to load it. It will load the background image, the elements, but will not load the Conversations list: To ...
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How to mute everyone but myself on a Hangout?

My students have been asking for online tutoring sessions. At school, it is often done by other teachers, and all of them use the Facebook Live platform. It is generally well-received, but I don't ...
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