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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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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 ...
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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.