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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to make phone calls from Gmail when the new hangouts is enabled?

Gmail currently provides free domestic calling for users in the US and Canada, directly in the Gmail interface. It uses the Google Video Chat plugin to allow voice calls to be made to regular phone ...
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Question about Google+ Hangouts! [duplicate]

Hey everyone so I have a few questions and I would really appreciate a response from those that are "100 factually certain of their answers" over someone who is merely speculating. So I know that ...
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Deleting a person from Google Hangouts without 'Blocking' or 'Hiding'

A person whom I don't know sent me a message on Hangouts. So I was curious as to what it was about. So I checked it and it was obscene and I replied rudely. Now I deleted the conversation. But the ...
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Adding a Google Hangout button to my site. When visitors click it, is there anyway for it to initiate a hangout with me?

Basically, I am adding a Google Hangout button to my Contact page. The idea is for my visitors to be able to press the button and for it to initiate a Google Hangout with me. Is this possible? Is ...
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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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Why Google Hangout has two extensions for Google Chrome?

There are two extensions by Hangout available on Google Chrome web store (ext1 & ext2). Both versions and app sizes are the same. Why have they got two extensions then?
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Are there any WebRTC applications that can replace Google Hangouts and Skype? [closed]

WebRTC support is now available in Firefox and Chrome. Are there any actual applications, most likely - websites, that use it in a way that could replace the functionality of Google Hangouts and Skype?...
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How can I disconnect all my devices from Google Hangout at once?

I would like to disconnect all my devices such as computers, phones and tablets from Google Hangout at once. Is there any way to do so?
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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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Migrate Hangouts contacts to new Google account

I have created a new Google account that I would like to use as my primary account in the future, and I'm trying to migrate as much as I can to the new account. However, I'm running into a little ...
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How do you disable the popup notification in the Google Hangouts extension for Chrome?

Is there a way to disable just the popup that appears at the bottom right when receiving a message from someone, without disabling all notifications?
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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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How do I get my old Google Chat back in the Gmail web app? [closed]

I don't like the new Google Hangout integration with my gmail web app. It's too busy, too much color, and too hard to see what status people are. In short, get off my lawn. Can I get the old Google ...
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Google Talk shows idle symbol (orange circle) all the time [closed]

I recently updated from google-talk to google-hangout. In Hangouts there is no way to set the availability status (available, idle etc.), but my friends (that are still using Google Talk) claim that I’...
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In the new Google Hangouts, is there any way to change the emoticon set?

The new Google Hangouts replaced the normal Google Chat ASCII-ish emoticons with somewhat disturbed looking gumdrops. Is there any way to change this emoticon set, or even put it back to how it was ...
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Snail animation in Gmail chat

I resized the chat window, and this snail appeared (also with animation): Why did it appear? What's its significance?
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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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How do I just show online people in Gmail Hangout (formerly Talk/chat)?

The new Google Hangouts in Gmail option seems interesting, and while it shows my most recent contacts, most of them aren't online (some never are because of the Google account they use). Can I sort ...
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How to setup new Gmail Hangouts

I recently heard about Google Hangouts at Gmail, and I accidentally ignored “Try it now” while it asked me to try Google Hangouts. Is there any way to enable the new features back on Gmail if I ...
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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 ...