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 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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Hangout on the left hand side pane

My Hangout contacts are on the right hand side and I'd like to move it back to the left and preferably hide it. I don't mind if people call me now and then but I don't need to see who's on line or not....
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How do I not show my presence when I am online in Gmail?

How do I hide my presence when I am online in Gmail?
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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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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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How do I permanently remove an application from Google Hangouts?

Our team was trying out Slack for a month and I added the Slack app to Google Hangouts, apparently. Now when I enter a hangout I see this sidebar: Since I stopped using Slack, I've tried removing ...
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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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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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Google Hangouts logged in multiple locations

If I already have a Google Hangout session active and I log into the same account from a different device at the same time what will happen?
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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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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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Is there a way to be notified when someone initially opens hangout session?

In the IT department testers are frequently waiting for developers to arrive into the office to answer questions. Is there any functionality in Hangout that will send message when person of interest ...
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Google Hangouts chat - No notification occurs for incoming messages

My company uses Google Hangouts chat as an IM client. When there is a new incoming message in a Google Hangout multi-person chat that I have joined, neither the Windows taskbar icon for the Hangout ...
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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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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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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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Google+ Hangouts Desktop notifications?

Is it possible to have Hangouts use desktop notifications much like GMail and the Stack Exchange chat? I have notifications enabled and GMail desktop notifications enabled, but not seeing such option ...
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Prepaid credit for Google Hangouts

I have a Skype account that allows me to phone overseas telephone numbers at a local rate. Does Google Hangouts have a similar "prepaid" concept?
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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 ...
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Split screen in Google Hangout

I'm trying to create a Google Hangout during a speech where I have two cameras, one pointing at the speaker, and the other pointing at the audience. I would like it so that I could broadcast both ...
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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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“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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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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How do I hide the Hangouts panel on Google Plus?

On the Google+ website (plus.google.com), the Hangouts panel appears on the right hand side. I already have the Chrome Hangouts extension so I don't need it there at all.
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How can I set an automated reply in Google Hangout?

Google Hangout's doesn't show if someone is online, so some of my contacts sometimes assume I'm online. How can I set an automated reply in Google Hangout like "I am not available on Hangout. Please ...
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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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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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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 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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Does IFTTT work with Google Hangouts?

The IFTTT site has a GTalk channel. Is that the same as Hangouts? In the GMail web page, we only have Hangouts, not chat.
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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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How to hide contacts from Hangouts within Gmail

I use Hangouts within Gmail, I do not use any other client. I would like to know if there is any way to remove or hide contacts from the Hangouts chat list. I don't want to block the contacts, but ...
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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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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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Particular Google Hangout window not opening

A particular conversation (with just one person) is not opening up. I can see that there are new messages and read the last line in the conversations list, but the window just won't open. What I ...
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How do I prevent strangers from showing up in my Google Hangout?

For the past couple of months, thousands of strange people have been appearing in my Google Hangout when I look for a contact to chat with. How can I disable that and just leave the people I have in ...
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How to see who is online with the new “Hangouts” in Gmail?

I just upgraded to from regular Google chat to the new Hangouts feature using this article, but one thing I can't figure out is how to see if people are online. In the regular Google chat there was a ...
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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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How do I get Google Hangouts to remember my audio settings?

I have a variety of audio devices attached to my computer in addition to the built in speakers and microphone. When I use Google hangouts, I have to go to the configuration settings every time to tell ...
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How to see Google Hangouts online status (away, busy, …)

How can I see the Google Hangouts online status (away, idle, busy, ...) of my friends? I can see the small green line but nothing else when the person is away.
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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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Back to Google Talk [duplicate]

Starting from today the Google Hangouts panel in my Gmail tells me that I should join Google+ to use Hangouts. Is there a way to revert the plugin to the old Google Talk plugin in Gmail? (Please note ...
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How do I hide some people in Google Hangouts?

All my hangouts are archived, yet Google Hangouts is deciding to show me some arbitrary list of people in there. How do I hide some of them? This list I can see in both gmail and g+.
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Gmail 'Account Activity' consists of my Android logins?

Wanted to check if there is a way to see what is the IP address of my own Gmail (Hangout) account of my Android device. I don't have direct access to the device right now. But my Gmail/Google+/...
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How do I get a transcript of my Google hangout chat?

I ran a meeting on Google Hangout, and we took notes on chat. We all accidentally forgot to copy the chat text before all leaving. Can I somehow retrieve a transcript of the chat during the hangout?
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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 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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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 ...