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Help understanding the integration between Google Voice, Hangouts, and Messenger

I've had Google voice with Sprint since day 1, I love everything about it. Hangouts added some great features like MMS but to search the body of old messages I still have to use Google Voice. This ...
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How to turn off Vibration in Google Hangouts [ Version: 6.1.109448852]

It is really annoying that the mobile phone vibrates on every message arrives on google hangouts after update, how to disable it ? I mean for all messages I just don't need vibration, only sound ...
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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US: sending international SMS, Hangouts

Maybe that is less an android and more an operator policy question, but posting here because it may very well be a bug in Hangouts, the most embarrassing app google ever published. I have a tmobile ...
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Send contact information via Hangouts on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have a difficulty when trying to send contact information on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. Setup: I have Google Hangouts as default SMS app. Android: 4.4.2 (KitKat) Steps: Go to Contacts, long tap ...
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Google Hangouts chat not sending notifications

I am using Hangouts for both google chat and for text messaging. When I get a chat message my phone doesn't notify me, but when I get a text message I do get a notification. I have missed many ...
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I can chat with my friends on Hangouts but i can't find them on my contact

I have a circle friend from Google+ and i can chat with my friend through Hangouts, but i can't find them in my Hangouts contact and i can't create group chat because of that. What should i do?
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Answer call back to Hangout and hear silence

I am using fastcustomer app to call a company's customer service and then call me when ready. When I set up to call back my phone's number, I got a call back, and there is system's voice hint. When ...
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Make Hangout ring rather than the phone ring for incoming calls

I have a lousy mobile service with weak signals. When I use wifi, I want to use Google Hangout to receive incoming calls. I have associated the phone's number with my Google Voice number. At ...
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Is it normal to hear good but be heard bad on Hangout?

Sometimes when I call from Google Hangout from my Android phone (Kyocera, Android 4.4.2), I am told that there are breakups in my speaking, while I can hear perfectly what the other party says. When ...
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Custom notification sound for particular Hangout keeps reverting

On my stock, unrooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2, with Hangouts version 6.0.107278502 set as my default SMS app, I have the following settings (only giving you those I deem potentially ...
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Avoid duplicate Hangouts notifications across devices

I normally keep a Google Hangouts tab open in Chrome, and have my mobile phone set with Hangouts notifications as well. Whenever I get a notification (e.g. someone sent me a message), I will get the ...
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Hangouts Changing Text Number for Contact

Early last week, it appeared that one of my contacts just stopped replying to my text messages in Hangouts. Upon further inspection, I discovered that the conversation I had been replying to had ...
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How can I make a call to an SIP address from Google Voice number?

How can I make a call to an SIP address (e.g. sip:613@fwd.pulver.com) from Google Voice number? Does Google Hangout support calls to SIP addresses? Can an SIP address call my Google Voice number? ...
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Create An Contact Shortcut for Hangouts

How can I create a Hangouts contact shortcut for video calling on the desktop for Samsung Galaxy Tab A ( Android 5.0.1) ? I searched it a lot of. But, I cannot find any solution ? Any ideas ?
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Boot into specific Hangout with one person

I would like my tablet to boot up into the Google Hangouts app, and open the conversation with a specific person. I'm able to open the Hangouts app easily with this app (or one of the many like it), ...
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How do I change the way the call button works in the Hangouts app?

In the Hangouts app, the call button used to bring up a dropdown where I could select whether I wanted to call with my phone number or with hangouts. Now it just calls with hangouts. While this used ...
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Cannot call cellular number from SMS “hangout”

This morning I phoned somebody I received a text from from Google Hangouts by pressing the phone icon top right in the Hangout" or text thread. I sent a text to somebody else, then in the afternoon I ...
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What is the point of archive in the Hangouts messaging app?

Is the archive in Hangouts storing the messages somewhere or is it just hiding them from the inbox?
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Google Voice text forwarded to Hangout also shows up in Messenger app

I've just got an android phone (Nexus 5X). I have setup Google Voice to send/receive SMS in Hangout. Under the "Phone" menu in Google Voice, the option to "Receive text messages on this phone" is ...
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about hangouts history turned on and off

What does it mean when history is turned on? this showed up on my screen in hangouts when this person sent me a message. My settings is turned to history off. i don't understand these sayings.
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How do I join a hangout from my Calendar?

I recently purchased an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile carrier). If I open up my Calendar, I can see a scheduled meeting in their that uses Google Hangouts. Under "Location" there is a link that ...
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Ways to call with Google Voice without mobile service and hangout?

Are there ways to make and receive calls with Google Voice on Android 4.4.2 and Kyocera Hydro Icon, but without mobile service and Google Hangout? My Google Hangout has some problem, for which I am ...
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opening problem with youtube and hangout apps

I am using Android 4.4.2 on Kyocera Hydro Icon. Since a few weeks ago, I experienced problems with opening youtube and hangout apps (there may be other apps with the same problem, but I don't ...
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is there a way to delete the picture on hangouts so they see it?retrieve picture

i wanted to recall a photo I sent to someone on accident. They are out of town so i know they haven't seen it yet. is there a way to delete the picture on hangouts so they see it?
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Can people tell whether I've read their SMSes?

I'm using Google Hangouts on Nexus-5 with 4.4-KitKat. I wonder if people can tell when I read their SMSes? Does my setup do automatic receipt notification without asking me?
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Call using hangouts from contacts

I can select Hangouts to replace SMS from the contacts app, but I don't see the option to use Hangouts instead of the default dialer. Is this option available without root?
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What does “SMS Messaging Account” mean in Hangouts?

I'm using Nexus 5. In my Hangouts settings, I noticed that the setting called "Default SMS Messaging Account" was set to my email address with my full name (And can alternatively be changed to "SMS" ...
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Hangouts Icons Wrong

So I know that icons are pretty self explanatory. However, I was in the process of messaging my fiance from my hangouts via my computer at work. He asked why I was on my phone since I have a policy ...
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message?

I'm using a service to report SMS spam via text messages. First step is to forward the text message, and the second step is to send a text message containing the phone number of the spammer. I ...
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Hangouts: How to make the phone dialer default (instead of the hangouts dialer)?

Following a recent Hangouts update, when using Android 5 on Nexus 5, in an SMS conversation with a contact, touching the "handset" icon automatically launches the Hangouts dialer, while I would like ...
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nexus 5, can't see new texts for one person

Yesterday, I was texting this friend with whom I am romantically involved when all of a sudden, I couldn't see the texts between us anymore. That is to say that I type the text and send it and she ...
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how to send to special number in the new hangouts

before the update I can send messages to number like "2200" no problem but since the update hangouts instantly adds +63 to the numbers and now I can send sms to it and it doesn't even let me compose a ...
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To what forms of “Where are you” will Google Hangouts afford a “Share your location” button?

When asked "Where are you now?" by another person in Google Hangouts, the app will offer an action button for you to send your location to the person: What other forms of that phrase will work? So ...
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How do I send group SMS text to specific contact numbers from the new Hangouts?

Before the most recent changes to the Hangouts app, I was able to send group texts by clicking on "Anyone else?". It would then let me choose not only which contact to add to the conversation, but ...
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Change privacy settings on Hangouts

Hangouts shows a green phone icon when someone is on a voice call. Is it possible to hide this indicator to other users so nobody knows if I'm on a call?
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Hangouts: Cannot Connect to Server After Update

Recently, Google released a fairly major update to Hangouts, an instant messaging app as well as an alternate SMS client. I have a phone (model is irrelevant) and a Nexus 10. I updated to the latest ...
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Sound when call connected in Google Hangouts / Voice

Google recently made a change to the voice dialer in Google Hangouts: when the call is connected, an annoying sound is played in the earpiece. The person with whom you will be speaking often hears ...
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How do I create a group text with the Hangouts app when I already have a conversation with the recipients?

This doesn't work, btw: How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? I want to send a group text to Recipient A and Recipient B. I already have conversations with both A and B. When I tap the "+" ...
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Free SMS to shortcodes/Magic?

My current cellular plan does not include free SMS, so I'm trying to find an alternative way to send SMS for free from my Android phone. In particular, I'm trying to use the Magic service, which ...
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How Do I Send a Group SMS with Google Hangouts to iPhone?

How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? Referenced conversation above. This answer appears to only work when chatting with other Google Hangouts users. This does not appear to be possible ...
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Using multiple Google accounts in device but don't want some of them to show up anywhere in Hangouts app's menu

I have five different Google accounts (my personal Gmail account used as the primary account and others for different Google Apps for Business email addresses), Gmail, Hangouts, and more, all work ...
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In the Hangouts app, how do I “mark all as read”?

I'm using Hangouts for texting with my Samsung Galaxy S4. Usually the preview is enough to see the whole message. I hate having to open a message just to mark it a read. Is there a way to mark one, or ...
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How do I send a google hangouts sms to my groups from my google contacts?

I want to send SMS to a large group from my contacts & do not want to have to find each person & click on them. How can I just check one box to send to all 40 people in each group?
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Trying to delete hangouts photos

So I've been trying to delete hangouts photos. I went to Picasa Web albums and the photos that are in my device are not in my albums, but I can't delete them at all from my Samsung galaxy tab 4. ...
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Hangouts Crashes on Start can't seem to write to com.google.android.talk

I recently updated to a more recent version of the 12.1 nightlies of Cyanogenmod on my Nexus 5. Everything Google related seems to work except Hangouts. When I open hangouts it crashes immediately. ...
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Push Notifications not working over WiFi on Google Devices

I have 3 Android devices at home: Nexus 4 Android 5.1.1, Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 and Lenovo Yoga 2 Android 4.4.2, all connected to my WiFi. The Nexus devices simply cannot receive Push Notifications ...
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Disabling email notifications from Android Hangouts app.

I have Hangouts on my Android Phone (S3) and I get emails of my incoming messages in my corresponding email associated with the same account as my Hangouts. It seems unnecessary and hard to turn off. ...
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Sending as Unknown number in Hangouts

In Hangouts 3.1.89134953 I get a "Sending as Unknown number" message at the top of my texts. I googled for this message and found nothing. What does this message mean?
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Hangout call using Android phone in a proxy enabled internet

I am trying to make Hangout call from my Android (Jelly Bean 4.1.2 ) phone. I have created a Wi-FI hotspot in my laptop from an Ethernet connection which has an enabled proxy. Everything works ...