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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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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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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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Simply click the user you prioritised again (they should have a blue outline around them) and Google+ Hangouts will resume automatically prioritising the user speaking loudest.


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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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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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Here's a simple solution.. I'm using Chrome for this. (I'm sure all other browsers will work just the same.) Once you have a hangout window open press the "F11" button. This will make your video somewhat larger. Then take it one step further. Now press & keep it pressed down your "Ctrl" button while pressing the "-" button till you blow up the ...


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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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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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When you create a hangout, just copy the URL at the top of the pop-up window that opens up. Send it to anyone you want. They need to sign in with a Gmail account (that is associated with a Google+ profile) and they will be added to the hangout.


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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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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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Edit 2013/12/16: they added an option to mute all sounds, indefinitely. Finally! See this answer As of today (2013/05/21), you can't (even though it's requested), but I found a way to prevent the sound to be loaded and therefore played. In short: I redirect the link to the alert audio file (which you can find at the bottom of the answer) to a non-existent ...


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For the desktop environment: Specifications for sending and receiving messages You can have a group Hangout with up to 100 people. Requirements and specifications for video calls Video calls can have a maximum of 10 participants. Source. In general: Sometimes you want to have a Hangout with multiple people at once, like when you're ...


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I'm not sure if this is a feature that has been introduced in the year since the question was asked, but it appears that you can use a limited version without a Google+ account via Gmail chat according to this support article: If you don’t have a Google+ account you can start or join a limited hangout, which only includes the option to hang out with 1 ...


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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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In Firefox, add the following rules to your userContent.css @-moz-document domain(google.com) { .Pt span { opacity: 1 !important; width: auto !important; } .Pt div { display: none !important; } } This should remove the image and display the Unicode equivalent instead. What you actually see is dependent on your font support. If you want to replace ...


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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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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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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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Currently it uses the Google Talk voice & video browser plugin. If it is not already installed, you will be prompted to install it the first time you use a hangout. As evidence that this plugin is responsible for screen sharing, if you look at the plugin on your computer you can see that it contains several strings related to screen sharing. (E.g. on a ...


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