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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 that looks like https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/albums/string-1?pid=string-2&oid=string-3. To be taken to the album just delete ? and all the characters ...


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Click on the Contact to open the previous Hangout you had with them. Click on the Gear and "archive" the hangout.


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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 without having to add any people to it. You'll need to send a message before leaving this screen, or the group will not get added to your conversation list. Once ...


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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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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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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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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 link starts a Hangout video call session and shows you the link you can share.


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Google now offers an option to mute sounds: This setting applies to all Hangouts notifications from Gmail, Google+ and the Chrome extension on the same desktop computer. Turn sound off for notification sounds Click menu ▼ at the top of your Hangouts list. Check the box next to "Mute." From: Google Hangouts - Turn off notification ...


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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 organizational unit'


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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 applications…) First, you'll need to know that person's Gaia ID (an internal ID used by Google Hangouts and Google Plus) If you're looking for your own Gaia ID, login ...


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You can use Hangouts to talk with more than one person at the same time. Conversations can include up to 150 people. Video calls can include up to 10 (Gmail, G Suite Basic) or 25 (Business, Education) people. Everyone who wants to join a group conversation must use Hangouts. Source. For the desktop environment: Specifications for sending and receiving ...


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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 turn off the background photo. The alternatives are to use the browser developers tools to edit the source code each time the Hangouts page is loaded or to use a ...


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@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 acknowledgements displayed along with photographs retrieved from Google+, such as: Photo by Alex Wrigley shared on Google+ (sample screenshot containing ...


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It appears that chat/hangout messages are auto-archived in Gmail afterall - providing you don't have any filters set on the user you are chatting with! (This sounds like a bug if you ask me!) I previously had a filter set on this particular user that simply prevented any emails from that user being seen as spam - but this was apparently enough to prevent ...


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No, it's not the same as Hangouts. Gtalk is more or less replaced by Hangouts. The IFTTT channel was quite limited in any case, but it won't work with Hangouts at all.


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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 you are using Flashblock you need to adjust your settings. Open Firefox. From the Tools menu, select Add-ons and Extensions. Go to Flashblock and click ...


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I have a non-technological solution to this problem: I place a Post-It note on the back of the lid, and fold over enough of the non-sticky part of it over the bezel, up over the top of the lid, and on so that it covers the lens. Once I'm ready to be seen on-camera, I flip it over to reveal the lens.


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No. A Google employee I know told me the following: "the idea is to free you from worrying if the person you are talking to is on mobile, on a tablet, in front of a computer, etc, and instead give you one channel by which to communicate." For those of us who like to know exactly which friends are on mobile (or even online at all) this is a big step backward,...


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A workaround is to: Load the whole history by scrolling up Open Firebug and copy whole HTML to clipboard Paste it in a text editor and add on the very first line `<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">` Replace the contents of <head> with <meta content="IE=Edge" http-equiv="X-UA-...


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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 against "in:chats" and "in:inbox", but Gmail automatically converts those. Don't get concerned when a warning pops up when creating this filter. Filter ...


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You can only sign out from Hangouts in Gmail, there is no current way to become invisible like in other messenger applications.


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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 Google Chat. When you set your Google Chat status to invisible, Hangouts users will see you as unavailable. and Tip: If you're busy and you don't want to ...


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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. (For instance, I'm not in a Hangout or otherwise chatting with anyone, but I've got a green circle next to my name for my contacts because I am logged in to ...


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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. You don't even need to navigate Settings.


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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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Adding to the answer, you could download your hangout chats via https://www.google.com/settings/takeout/downloads Won't change the gist of the answer, but will save you a lot of time scrolling. I also use tags and regex to get the lines I want.


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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 works for Desktop/Laptops(Chrome browser)


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There is no way to see presence in Google Hangout—Google intentionally reworked it so presence is removed. Google says it's put a lot of thought into reconsidering presence, and it actually works better in Hangouts than on other apps. ... The flip side of this new system is that you lose the more traditional "Active / Away" presence indicators that ...


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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 the account.


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