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 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 ...
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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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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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Disable camera by default in Google Hangouts

Is there a way to set it so my camera does not come on by default immediately when I place a call? When I click a contact in the new Hangouts popup in Chrome or in Gmail, I have a button that says ...
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How can I dock Google Hangouts inside the browser window, instead of floating or docked on the Windows system bar?

As of right now, when I run the plugin it is docked at the bottom of my screen on the Windows system bar. I preferred how Talk was docked in gmail. Is there any way to get that behavior back. NOTE: 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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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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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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Search for Public Google Plus Hangouts I can join

For a while now I can only see On Air Hangouts. I can't join those. How can I search in Google Plus for Public, "joinable" (not On Air) Hangouts?
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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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Automatically switch to the speaking user in Google+ Hangouts

In Google+ Hangouts, I see that by default the user who is speaking gets his/her picture in the main viewing pane, but clicking on another user's picture in the lower pane puts him/her in the main ...
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How to join a public hangout?

Before, I could easily join public hangouts. But now, whenever I click on the play button it's opening a Youtube live stream.
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G+ Hangouts, is there any way to prevent the hall of mirrors effect when sharing the desktop?

In G+ hangouts, I'm often sharing my desktop. Sometimes when I do this I mute the other participants because I'm giving some kind of lecture, but I will check back to see what they're saying in chat ...
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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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Google Hangouts with fullscreen screenshare

We would like to use Google Hangouts for corporate multi-user communication, mainly for screensharing. The default setting does not support fullscreen mode, the only option is to resize the browser ...
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Is there a Google hangout button on iPhone? [closed]

The new Google hangout button enables to embed hangouts on websites, but it is not supported by iPhone. Google + iPhone app enables hangouts with iPhone devices. Is there a way to use a hangout on ...
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Is there a way to join Google Hangouts without a Google+ account?

One of my friends insists that I should use Google Hangouts because it's so much better than Skype. I would like to give it a try, but I wouldn't like to create a Google+ profile for that. Is there ...
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How to record video with voice of Google+ hangout?

I’ll be doing a Hangout with 9 other people and I would like to record the whole thing, so others can see it later. How do I record a Google+ hangout session (both video and audio)?
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Access "old" Google+ Hangout from web browser?

I have started a couple of Google+ Hangouts on my cell phone (Android), and I can access them whenever I want. I've been unable to find these Hangouts in a regular desktop web browser, though. On ...
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How does G+ hangout Screen sharing work?

I'm curious if it's using HTML5 or if there's a plugin/extension required to run it. Anyone have ideas on how this works, and if there's any known implementations of it outside of G+?
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Google+ hangout Screensharing Resolution [duplicate]

Google+ hangouts are actually a reason to use Google+. The introduction of screen sharing, makes it that much more compelling to use it with work teams and small groups. Out of the box Google+ scales ...
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How to link directly to a Google+ Hangout?

If I start a Google+ Hangout, is there anyway to send my friends a link directly to that Hangout post? I couldn't find any options. So I have to send people a link to my profile, and let them click ...
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