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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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Snail animation in Gmail chat

I think that the partner you chatted with typed: /shydino in his chat. This is one of the easter eggs in Google Hangouts
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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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How to link directly to a Google+ Hangout?

Google build an URL exactly for the purpose of starting a Hangout video call session and let others join by a link you share with them. Simply visit: http://hangouts.google.com/start Visiting this ...
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"This Hangouts feature has not been enabled for your account. "

The new Hangouts feature needs to be enabled by logging into the Admin console and going to Google Apps -> Talk/Hangouts -> Advanced Settings and select 'Enable the new Hangouts for users in this ...
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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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Google Hangouts chat - No notification occurs for incoming messages

According to the Google support pages, you should check 4 items to be sure. Ensure your notifications are enabled. (Which you already said you have checked). Be sure you are NOT using Flashblock. If ...
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How can you change your status in Google Hangouts from Gmail?

Actually it's possible to become invisible to some extent. Quoting Change my status and profile photo: Invisible: "Invisible status" isn't available in Hangouts, but you can use it by reverting to ...
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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 does the new "last seen" option of Google Hangouts work?

Based on this answer in Google Support, the "last seen" time indicates the last time someone was "seen" by Google Hangouts. They don't necessarily need to have been talking to someone at the time. (...
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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 do I get a transcript of my Google hangout chat?

https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/downloads that is the link to get all the information you may need,from all the google products that you are currently using.
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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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Can Google Apps admins monitor the chat history of users?

https://developers.google.com/admin-sdk/email-audit/ The Google Apps Email Audit API allows Google Apps administrators to audit a user's email, email drafts, and archived chats. In addition, a ...
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How can you make Google Hangouts open URLs in your favorite browser instead of Chrome?

What you have installed is the Chrome extension of the Hangouts App. It is a standalone window/app but it runs within the Chrome browser, therefore it opens everything in Chrome, just like a detached ...
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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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How do I get a transcript of my Google hangout chat?

There is a difference between the chat history that happens outside of the hangout window (which is what you get via the downloads from Google Takeout) and the conversation that takes place inside the ...
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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 many people can be on a Google Hangout?

While video Hangouts for personal users is limited to 10 users, the current limit is 15 simultaneous users in Google Hangouts for Business Apps.
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How can I disconnect all my devices from Google Hangout at once?

The way to close of all opened sessions of a Google account is to change the password (see Keeping your account secure) . If the user authorized web sites and applications to access his account, could ...
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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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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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