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Where went the Google Photos album "Hangouts"?

Short answer1 Go to https://get.google.com/albumarchive/ There you will found a album named Photos from Hangouts Long answer When you click a photo in the Hangout history you will be sent to an URL ...
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How do I text myself in Google Hangouts in Gmail

You can achieve this by having a named group chat with no other members. Start a new conversation, choose New Group, and enter a name for the group. After typing a name, you can start the group ...
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How do you disable the popup notification in the Google Hangouts extension for Chrome?

As of this writing (2016-01), in the extension you can disable the "toast" notifications via Settings (hamburger icon) > Hangouts App Settings > "Show message preview for new messages"
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How do I prevent Google Voice from ringing in Gmail?

From within Gmail, click the arrow next to your name in 'hangouts' (look for your name on the bottom of the list on the left under the 'compose' button). Uncheck "Ring on incoming phone calls".
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Create direct link to Google Hangouts chat

As of April 2018, It actually is possible to create URL to link to a chat with a specific person. (But who knows when Google will break these given the ongoing incoherence of their messaging ...
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How can I remove the background in the Hangouts?

Short answer Use a custom CSS manager and apply the below code to https://hangouts.google.com/. .kFx1Ae-xdwExf-eb-m { display:none; } Explanation Google Hangouts doesn't include an option to ...
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How can I remove the background in the Hangouts?

@Rubén's answer is correct, given the question, but I'd like to slightly improve it with a minor nit: .kFx1Ae-xdwExf-eb-m, .Id-qy-By { display:none; } The additional class, Id-qy-By, targets ...
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How do you auto-archive chat/hangout messages in Gmail?

I had the same problem but your solution did not apply to my case. Instead, the following filter works for me: Matches: label:chats label:inbox Do this: Skip Inbox I had originally matched ...
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How do I activate "dense roster" on Google Hangouts?

You don't have to visit https://hangouts.google.com. "Use dense roster" is easily found within Gmail (left panel) by just clicking the little down arrow by your Icon/username in the chat/hangout area. ...
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Disable camera by default in Google Hangouts

You can install the Hangremote Chrome extension, that allows to start OFF/ON mic/cam by default. Simply turn on “No camera at start”. It also allows you to fully control remote Hangouts. Hangremote ...
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How can I set an automated reply in Google Hangout?

You can use https://gchat.simon.codes to set up an automatic reply (disclosure: I made it) . It's intended for unused accounts though, so it might not be what you're looking for if you often log into ...
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Change personal display name in Hangouts

Short answer Hangouts will display the "official" name in Google+ or in About Me if you are trying the new Google+. Users have several settings in order to choose how it will be displayed. ...
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How do I end the "ongoing call" in Google Hangouts?

I just had the same issue. I joined a video call on both my android phone and my PC (using Chrome with the hangouts extension), and when everyone left the call I hit the red button on the phone and ...
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Create direct link to Google Hangouts chat

The easiest way I know of right now to find Gaia ID is actually to go to get.google.com/albumarchive and the 21 numbers that reveal itself once you go to Album Archive will be your own and you can use ...
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Create direct link to Google Hangouts chat

As stated before by @Dan Leski you'll need to know that person's Gaia ID (an internal ID used by Google). I have added a detailed answer to an existing stackoverflow question in which I describe ...
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How to link directly to a Google+ Hangout?

There are two links that both start a Video Hangout and give you a popup with hangout address to share https://g.co/hangout http://hangouts.google.com/start
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How can I dock Google Hangouts inside the browser window, instead of floating or docked on the Windows system bar?

This is just another answer that worked for me. In Chrome, go to Settings, then click on Extensions, then uncheck the "Enable" box for Google Hangouts. This will make the Hangout chat boxes not ...
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Broadcast a Hangouts meeting with multiple participants

It is possible to have a video call with multiple participants and observers using Hangouts on Air. Hangouts on Air allows up to 10 participants and an unlimited number of observers. It also includes ...
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Does opting to received SMS in Google Hangout means no longer received by Google Voice?

No you can't If you turn on Google Voice text messages in Hangouts, they'll only be available in Hangouts and not in Google Voice. Only old text messages before you turned this feature on will be ...
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Why Google Hangout has two extensions for Google Chrome?

Only Google can say for sure, but it seems to me that it is likely there were two different extensions originally, and they've been able to merge the codebases. Perhaps one had been originally for ...
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Why Google Hangout has two extensions for Google Chrome?

The first one is an extension, but the second one is an application (The reviews tab says "Rate this extension" or "Rate this application"). Extensions can appear in the extension bar. Apps can ...
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What are the units used in the "last seen" message in Hangouts?

"mo" is a standard 2-character abbreviation for "month". It doesn't seem strange to me. You also don't list what other "strange" abbreviations you're seeing, but here's some you might see: yr year ...
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Forthcoming Google Hangouts and Google Vault changes, the use of chat clients and searchability of chat history

will we still be able to use the chat clients (Trillian, Miranda, Pidgin, Adium, etc) like we're doing right now? Yes, unless Hangouts (or its future) will be shut down for good. The article did not ...
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How do I report scammers on Google Hangouts?

click on 3 lines or 3 dots: click on Settings or Help & Feedback: click on Feedback or Send Feedback: include all your issues, evidence, etc. and send it: also note that you can Hide or Block ...
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Is there a way to record Google Meet live captions

Yes, but not using Meet and the natural language processing it provides directly. Even if you record a meeting, captions are not recorded and don't appear when you play the recording. What you can do ...
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Is there a way to record Google Meet live captions

Unfortunately, there's no built-in feature that records Google Meet captions automatically. Once the captions are no longer on screen, they're effectively gone. There are numerous browser extensions ...
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Is there a way to record Google Meet live captions

Personally, I don't think getting the captions from the Google Meet web app would not be too hard. It's just about setting up a JS MutationObserver to observe changes being made to the captions <...
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How to link directly to a Google+ Hangout?

Hangouts has now been updated to include link sharing - a URL can be generated through which users can join. To use it on Android or iOS, you'll need version 11 or higher.
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How many people can be on a Google Hangout?

The new video calls limit for Google Apps for Work (Work, Gov and Edu) is now 25. "Hold video calls with up to 25 participants." See the following article under "Google Apps editions" https://support....
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