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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What are the units used in the "last seen" message in Hangouts?

In Google Hangouts I sometimes see messages like this: last seen 1mo ago Does mo represent month here? And are there other "strange" units abbreviations used in Hangouts?
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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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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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Gmail chat not working after power outage

There was a power outage here earlier today that lasted long enough to shut my computer off. (I never thought I'd be asking a question about a power outage on this site, but here we are.) When I ...
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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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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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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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Particular hangouts windows not opening [duplicate]

When I click on a person's name in the chat list, sometimes an invisible chat window opens. I can see the outline of the window, but nothing else. In every session, 3-4 such windows open. I have ...
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Why my Hangout (from Gmail) is invisible?

It's been a few days since my Hangout chat sometimes appears invisible (I mean, almost totally invisible): The blank part was my edition, but the 'phantom' Hangout on the bottom right corner of the ...
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How to open multiple chat boxes at the same time in hangouts.google.com?

I haven't figured out how to control the number of chat boxes simultaneously open in hangouts.google.com. Sometimes I have more than one. How can I control which and how many chat boxes are open ...
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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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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 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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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 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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Forward new Google chat requests to the delegation master account

I have an old Gmail account that is bound to my Android cellphone and everything else. The old mail address is too long, so I made a new account with a shorter address. Now I tell people my new, ...
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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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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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How can I schedule a Google Hangout?

I used to be able to do it from hangouts.google.com but it looks like Google removed the feature from there. I don't think the feature is gone because I still have a working link from a Hangout I ...
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Can people see when you were last seen on Google Plus Hangouts?

I am wondering, can someone see if or when you used Google Hangouts last? Like say I was on there today. Can someone see that I was on there today? If so how do I turn this off?
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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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Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice?

Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice? Can I receive SMS in both Hangout and Voice?
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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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Google Slides not seeing meeting in calendar

Google Slides recently added the ability to present from an Android device to a Google Hangouts meeting. I have meetings scheduled in my primary Google Calendar. However, when I try to present to a ...
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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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Broadcast a Hangouts meeting with multiple participants

As far as I can tell, I can either have a Hangouts meeting, or a Hangouts broadcast, where there is one presenter and everyone else are observers. I guess I just want to confirm I'm not missing ...
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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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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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How to totally remove unwanted contacts from hangout

How to totally remove unwanted contacts from hangout. Totally clean out from hang out means - not appearing in archive, not appearing in block., not appearing in hidden.
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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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How I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC

I have a Google Voice number, and can send and receive SMS messages using both the website (through gmail.com) or from the Hangouts app on my Galaxy S3. If I have an open desktop web browser on Gmail,...
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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 do I remove "Hangouts Remote Desktop" from Google hangouts?

I see somebody has asked how to remove a specific app from Google Hangouts (sidebar) but unfortunately the directions are specific to their app. In my case, every time I start a hangouts video call, "...
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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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How to prevent Google Voice number linking to your Google+ full name and image?

I recently noticed that my Google contacts started showing pictures and full names of some contacts, presumably because they were using Google Voice. I added myself as a contact, merely as 'X' with my ...
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Is there a way to show the total number of individual messages sent in a Google Hangout?

I use Google Hangouts quite a ridiculous amount and I'd like to know if there's a way to show how many individual messages are sent between users in a Hangout conversation. Is this at all possible? ...
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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 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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Does Gchat automatically send out a chat invite? [closed]

I decided to remove a contact from my circles and somehow from my chat list. I didn't wish to block this person. I just wanted their name to be gone because we have a history and "out of sight, out of ...