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 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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Unable to resize the chat window from inside a tab

I am rather good with PC's (software, hardware, etc.) but this one has me stumped. The problem I have is that ever since the last two Firefox updates (I am now using 50.0 on Windows 7, 64-bit) I have ...
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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 to find the unique address of a Google Hangout group chat?

I have been added to a group chat in Google Hangout and I lost the "xxxx UID address" of the group chat. I am able to chat in group using Chrome / Firefox web hangouts, but I cannot chat using jitsi/...
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When I get a text from an unknown number to my Google Voice number, how do I add the person as a new contact (using Hangouts)?

I use a Google Voice number as my primary number, which has the nice benefit of allowing me to see texts pop up as Hangouts when I have Gmail open. I can't figure out how to add a new contact from ...
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Google Hangout live button

Is there a way to add a button on my website to appear whenever I have a Google Hangout live? and to be linked to my hangout?
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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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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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Is there a way to view or download Google Hangouts Call History?

The Android Google Hangouts Dialer app is very limited when it comes to VoIP call history. It only shows the last 100 (approx) calls, even though Google keeps a complete history on their servers. ...
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Google Chat (Hangouts) not showing company users in search?

When logged into Gmail and using Chat, if I have a coworker named Bob Example and I started typing Bob in the search in the lower left for chat (or type Bob and click the magnifying glass,) Bob ...
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How can I test the connection prior to the scheduled time of a Google hangout?

Any way within Google Hangouts, to test the connection? For example, are there any Google Hangouts one can just drop into, with people in different countries so I can test the connection? Sometimes ...
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Hangouts alternative video call URL

When I start a video call in hangouts, I'm directed to an URL like this: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/?authuser=(etc,etc,etc) The problem is that, in my company, the plus.google.com domains ...
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How can I set the caller ID with Google Hangout?

When calling with Google Hangout, how can I set the caller ID, the number that recipient of my phone call sees? Is it even possible at all to set it? Now it's showing a US number when I call my own ...
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Hide non-coworkers from Hangouts search

My company uses gmail for our work email. Frequently I accidentally open google hangouts with random strangers* - is there any way to just remove non-company people from the hangouts search entirely? ...
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Is it possible to tell the time spent on a particular Google video hangout?

Is it possible to generate a report saying on a particular day in a particular hangout, I have spent x minutes on a Google video hangout? What I would like to have is something like this: Person A's ...
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Integrate a Google Hangout link in a calendar invite from a 3rd party site (not from Gmail)

In the site I manage, users can schedule meetings with one another and connect on Google Hangout, but they have to find each other on Google+ or send a calendar invite from Gmail with a hangout link. ...
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How can I set a notification to let me know when a specific contact goes online in Google Hangouts?

I want to have a notification just for one specific contact, not all of them.
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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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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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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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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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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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What audio output is "communication" referring to in Google Hangouts?

What audio output is "communication" referring to in Google Hangouts ? I don't have a playback device with that name: Communication tabs:
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How can I configure Google Hangouts so that I receive an email each time I receive a hangout invitation?

How can I configure Google Hangouts so that I receive an email each time I receive a hangout invitation? I see I've missed a bunch of them:
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Microphone mapping in Google Hangouts

Is there any way to know to which physical microphone a microphone number displayed in Google Hangouts corresponds? (aside from trying them one by one)
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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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Can't start a Hangout conversation

Has anyone seen this issue? About once a day, I can't get the Hangout chat pop-up to appear. I can see under any given contact that I've been sent a message, see the first few words, the contact is ...
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External attendees added to a calendar invite are not invited to the subsequent Hangout

When I make a Google Calendar event on a Google Apps business account, a Hangout link is automatically generated: When I invite people from outside the organization to the event, they appear in the ...
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What is the URL to start a Google Hangout Video Chat?

You can generate a button using JavaScript, as detailed here: https://developers.google.com/+/hangouts/button. But I'm looking for a way to get a direct URL to start a video chat. I know it's ...
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How can I get all my Gmail contacts to show up in my Hangouts phone list?

When I first installed Hangouts, the phone list was populated with what was then all of my Gmail contacts that had phone numbers assigned. Since then I've added a bunch of Gmail contacts but they don'...
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Cannot find own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search

I have failed to find any of my very own outgoing Hangouts chat messages in history via Gmail search, whereas the search finds any of Hangouts chat messages of another participant of the very same ...
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How to avoid timing out in a Google Hangout?

Google Hangouts automatically disconnect after 90 minutes or so unless you click a button saying you are still there. Is there a way to avoid this without having to click the button? (A setting ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Where does the title of a phone number come from in Google hangouts?

Where does the title of a phone number come from in Google hangouts? E.g., calling the US passport services ((877) 487-2778) shows up as "San Diego Police Department", why? (free to try, it's a ...
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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 ...