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hangouts and play services

All my friends are chatting over hangouts and I feel left out. So I installed hangouts to be a part of their chats. I love hangouts on the computer and was super excited about getting it on my phone ...
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How to copy sender's number from Hangouts SMS app? [duplicate]

I got a spam SMS from some number. I want to copy it to my phone's blacklist (and yes, I know Hangouts maintains it's own blacklist, I want to keep things in the same place). I've tried every way I ...
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How do I select the number of an incoming SMS?

I received some SMSes that show up both in my SMS app and in Google Hangouts; however for the life of me I can't figure out how to just copy that number (in order to report it as a spammer), short of ...
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How to make hangouts forget your accounts password

How to make hangouts forget your accounts password ? I don't want my friends to use my account since they are likely to stir up trouble so ....
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Hangouts not showing contacts, or after selected, their phone numbers

When I select a contact from "Contacts" and tap to send them an SMS, instead of their name, it only displays their phone number. If I try typing their name in hangouts, it doesn't come up at all! The ...
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Sharing photos between two accounts

My wife and I use Google Photos to share pictures between our devices. We like it because it has Auto Backup and automatically syncs pictures between our two phones. To make this work, though, she ...
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Remove a contact from Hangouts

I have this person on my Hangouts list of frequently contacted people, however I don't have their gmail nor phone number saved in my phone or gmail account. I don't want to hide the contact I just ...
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Push notifications for Google Hangouts unreliable on WiFi

I just got a Moto E and am attempting to use Hangouts as both my chat client and my SMS client. This works well except for the fact that it is unreliable about receiving push notifications. The ...
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Trigger specified Google Now voice command from Tasker

I'm trying to create an auto-reply for certain Hangouts messages (NOT texts). I can read the notification and determine whether it's a message I want to auto-reply to, but I don't know how to actually ...
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How can I merge SMS and Hangouts messages within Hangouts?

It made sense to me to merge SMS, WhatsApp style messaging and video calls into one app to save resources and switching between apps so I set up Hangouts to be the SMS app. I just had one problem - ...
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Hangouts application not always suggesting my contacts when searching

I store all of my contacts under Google Contacts, which my Android phone uses/syncs (i.e., the Contacts application lists these, and only these, contacts). I recently searched for "sergio" under the ...
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Can Hangouts limit the number of SMS messages for specific contacts?

One of my SMS contacts has several thousand messages; I'd like to limit the number of messages per contact to a much smaller number (my prior SMS app had a per-contact setting). I found an option ...
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Configure Google Voice/Hangouts to work like T-Mobile's wifi calling?

I have a Google Voice number, and I have Hangouts on my phone. What I would like to do is forward my Google Voice number to my "real" phone number when I'm in range of a cellular network, but answer ...
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Does Google still offer free incoming/outgoing voice calls with any of their Android services?

On Android, is Google still offering free incoming or outgoing voice calls to landlines/cellphones through any of their services? It seems like they keep changing it, and everything I read has ...
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Can I send a mass text in Hangouts?

Is there a way to send a text to more than one recipient in the new Hangouts/GVoice integrated app? I see how you can send a plain (phone) SMS to multiple recipients, but can you do it using through ...
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Status of a recently added contact

Can I see a recently added contact if she is online? Say she has not accepted my invitation. Thanks.
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How to send and reply to SMS shortcodes using Google Hangouts on Android 5.0.1?

I am on a Nexus 4 running Android 5.0.1 and using Hangouts. I cannot figure out how to send an SMS to a shortcode and how to reply to it. I have tried adding a "+" to the shortcode, and it lets me ...
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Google Voice SMS not showing notifications in Hangouts?

I have my Google Voice account setup through the Hangouts app for Android, on my un-rooted Galaxy S5 (with the Lollipop OTA). When I have the application open on my device, and I receive an SMS to my ...
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How do you turn off the message indicator in Hangouts?

I don't want people to know when I saw their texts. Is there a way to turn the message indicator off?
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Google Hangouts not updating

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with PAC ROM 20.0 or Android Version 4.2.2. I can't update my phone, because both Clockworkmod and Samsung don't support it. I'm trying to update Google Talk to Google ...
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Hangout problem

My 'A' contact is deleted from my most contacts list on gmail account but still that person is visible on my frequently contacted list in hangout. Please suggest me something because it is very ...
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Google Voice SMS messages not showing up in Hangouts

I'm using Google Voice to send text messages to someone. I've chosen to send the messages through Hangouts. The messages are being sent successfully and the recipient gets them but they don't show up ...
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Hangout Blocked contacts list not available

I blocked a SMS contact, but when I check the "blocked" list, it's unable to display on Hangout. The "wait" message run for a while, and display "retry later". I tried it on wifi and without, no ...
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Hangouts keyboard not showing (Nexus 7 2013 Android lollipop)

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and recently upgraded to Lollipop. I'm having problems with hangouts making it unusable. When I open a conversation in Hangouts, the keyboard is never available. The text bar at ...
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Hangouts and notification about messages I already read

there is one annoying thing about hangouts (gtalk) app for android (i am using nexus 5 with android 5.0.1). There is hangouts running on my phone, and I am also working on my desktop computer and have ...
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How to keep Hangouts from adding a “1” before SMS shortcode?

I frequently use SMS shortcodes to get my account balance from my bank. I send a text message to the bank's short code (in this case, 728464), and my bank replies with a text message containing my ...
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How do you create a direct Google Hangouts contact on the home screen?

This website described how to make a Hangouts contact. http://webcazine.com/9363/how-to-create-a-hangout-contact-shortcut-on-an-android-phone/ But it opens the contact in sms mode if Hangouts is ...
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Hangouts Error on Android Phone: Cannot connect to the server

I'm getting a "cannot connect to the server" error when I try to use Hangouts on my phone. Every other Google app works. SMS works but not Hangouts messages. All my other devices work with Hangouts ...
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Hangouts Icons Meanings

I know when someone reads your message, their picture in mini appears after the last message. Here's where I'm confused: If it's shaded, that means they're not currently looking at your particular ...
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When creating a SMS with Google Search using my voice, Hangouts is not an option for sending

While driving, I may tell Google Search with my voice to "Text ". Google will ask me what the message is, and eventually after completing the required back-and-forth, my phone prompts me to select an ...
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problem in using hangouts [duplicate]

I have added two accounts in my hangouts. But now I want to remove one of the account from my hangouts .please tell me how can I delete one of the added account.
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How to send regular Hangouts message instead of SMS?

By default Hangout send messages via my carrier as SMS. It's OK for me in most cases, but sometimes I want to send message (with photos, for example) to a another Hangouts user and not want to paid ...
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hangouts not syncing from PC to Nexus 6

I have the hangouts extension installed in chrome on windows 7 and windows 8 PCs and a stock Nexus 6 which has hangouts installed as a system app. When I send and receive messages on my PCs my phone ...
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Hangouts Crashing on Receiving SMS after Lollipop Update

I've recently been involved with updating a few Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 phones to Lollipop. These are OTA updates to phones on the Bell Canada network. On 3 of them we've run into problems with Hangouts ...
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Google Play/Wallet/Hangout NOT working AT ALL Please help

This particular issue is driving me mad. Issue : 1) Google Play, Google Wallet, Google Hangouts, Account Sync shows connection Error. "check your connection and try again" 2) No matter which ROM I ...
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Google Voice, Hangouts, Google Now, Not playing well together

I am having issues getting google now, google voice, and google hangouts to play well together. When ever I say "OK google now, send a text to..., (insert message)", I am given the option to send the ...
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How to Search within SMSes in Hangouts App?

The default messaging app on Android provides the search feature, which allow users to search within SMSes. But I wasn't able to find Search in hangouts app. (as I have Sms integration with hangouts, ...
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Avoid Google Hangout notifications on phone while chatting on laptop

Hangout notifications on my phone are fine when someone starts up a conversation with me. But once I start chatting to them on the computer, I still get a (loud) notification tone on my phone every ...
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How to transfer pictures from hangouts onto my computer

How can I transfer the pictures that are on my android hangouts (sent and received messages), so that I can preserve them before I clear my android for space?
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Hangouts doesn't show the content of vCard

When I receive a vCard (.vcf), Hangouts does not show the content of it! Is there a setting for this or simply this feature is omitted in Hangouts? Here, in this picture I sent a vCard and the other ...
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Change user account in google hangouts samsung s3 mini

I've just signed up to Google Hangouts but am using a shared phone, as my friend already has an account and is logged in I don't know how to add an additional gmail address to switch accounts within ...
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Use Quick Responses with Hangouts' Implementation of Google Voice

Back in the days of the original Google Voice app it was not possible to send quick replies when you're receiving a call through Google Voice. But now that Google Voice is integrated with Hangouts is ...
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How can I send a group sms using my google voice number?

I have tried using the google voice app only to find that it doesn't support group SMS, and instead sends an individual text message to each person (which doesn't allow them to reply-all to the group ...
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App just hangs forever when I try to log into my google account from hangouts via my phone

I can log into hangouts from my desktop or laptop. I can log into anything google BUT hangouts from my phone. As soon as I touch the Hangouts icon, it attempts to sign into my valid google account ...
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Text multiple people on Nexus 5 - KitKat / Hangouts 2.3

I have been unable to figure this out. I have seen multiple instructions online but none of them describe what I see on my phone. I am running the latest KitKat and Hangouts and I want to create a new ...
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Hangouts Google Play Services problem

Everytime I update hangouts I get this message whenever I open the app: "unkown issue with google play services". What is the cause of this problem? And how to solve it?
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Hangouts SMS: Keep same conversation when contact gets a new phone number

I'm using Hangouts and a contact recently changed her phone number. Now I have one conversation with her old number and one with her name on it in my Hangouts. Is there any way to merge these ...
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How to make Hangouts automatically fallback to sms when no data connection?

I use the latest Hangouts version (the one rolled out a few days ago, which now supports voice calls) on a Nexus 5. I have set Hangouts as my default messaging app. In the past the following behavior ...
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How to remove an account from Google Hangouts?

I logged in to Google Hangouts using an account (which is NOT the account I use in play store). But now I cannot remove it. I can sign out, but to sign back in, it does not for the password and ...
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Start/join Google Hangout without Google+ account

Is it possible to start and/or join a Google Hangout on Android without also having a Google+ account?