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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?
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Made hangouts handle my SMS. Any downside to disabling Messanging?

If I've made Hangouts handle my SMS, is there any downside to disabling the default Messaging app? Does anything rely on that app being enabled?
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Can't send photos from this account - WTH?

I have a Nexus 5 running 4.4.4. I have a Google Apps account that I use for GMail, G+, etc. My wife has a standard GMail account with G+ enabled. We chat back and forth using the Hangouts feature ...
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Can hangouts send text-only MMS to certain contacts?

Most of my friends and family have iPhones that are capable of receiving MMS messages. I'd like to be able to type longer messages without having them be broken up into smaller SMS messages, because ...
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Hangout on S3 sounds like a 78rpm record played at 33rppm

When my daughter initiates a voice call with me, the video is fine but the sound comes across like playing a record at the wrong speed. She is using an iphone and I have a Galaxy S3.
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Hangout not sending emoji

When I send emoji through Samsung's stock messaging app it goes to anyone. But if I try to use hangout for SMS it will not send emoji to people it shows as blank. Help please.
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Galaxy S2, Hangouts app deletes incoming text messages

Incoming SMS messages tend to get deleted immediately on my Galaxy S2. The original messages app does not cause any issues, but if I turn on hangouts it goes nits. Edit: were talking about an ...
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How do I get Hangouts to work on a straight talk optiumus showtime?

Phone Model Number: LGL86C PRL Version: 59377 Andriod version: 4.0.4 Kernel version: 3.0.8 Software version: L86CV10a I have called straight talk wireless and they told me that my model phone ...
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Where does “Save media” store pictures in Hangouts?

In Hangouts (in KitKat) if you long click a picture in an MMS you can "Save media". Where is the picture saved to?
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Android Hangouts image cache location

Is it possible to retrieve sent/received Hangouts images from the file system? I'm looking for an image which has been deleted on Google+, but is still in cache when I swipe through images on my ...
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How to unhide contact?

I've hidden contact in hangouts' dialog for opening new hangout, by clicking on one of icons of most frequent contacts, then in "Contact options"->"Hide contact": Now I wonder how to "unhide" it? ...
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Hangouts emojis not showing up

My girlfriend and I both started using Hangouts at the same time but when I tried sending a Hangout emoji to her it showed up on her phone as a black diamond with a question mark in it, and same vice ...
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New hangout indicator meanings

I have started using hangouts now that it has merged in with all my sms messages and it's cool. However i was wondering if someone could explain the indicators that show up at the bottom left of the ...
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Phone number and Google+ account

Google recently updated Hangouts so that SMS and hangout are in the Same chat. Some of my contacts have multiple email with multiple Google plus accounts. My issue is that it randoms picked the ...
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Mass confusion about present and future: Hangouts, SMS, MMS, and Google Voice

I've been trying to make sense of recent news and theories about the future of Hangouts, SMS/MMS integration, and merging with Google Voice. My main concern right now is that I want to continue ...
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Hangouts can't connect to server - Android phone

I was using my Hotmail account for a very long time for hangouts and other Google services. Today I create a Gmail account on top of my existing Hotmail Google services. This is supposed to mean that ...
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Why does Hangouts give my contacts a different # when starting from Voice?

Sometimes a texting conversation on android hangouts says my friend's number is something I've never seen before - a 678 number. I think this occurs when I began the conversation using my desktop ...
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Google Hangouts - Can not send or receive MMS

About 2 weeks ago, I updated CyanogenMod on my device, and Google Hangouts, and began experiencing this problem. I did an immediate restore from before my update, and there was no change. I can not ...
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Hangouts and Ringtones

Hangouts has deleted all of the android standard ringtones. For incoming calls, I now have only (1) Silent and (2) Hangouts video call; for notifications (1) Silent (2) Hangouts message and (3) Join ...
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Activate text to speech

I want to activate text to speech in Google hangouts in my nexus 5 phone so that messages can be read aloud . I couldn't figure it out. Please guide me. Can this service be used in Gmail and ...
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How do I logout of Hangout on Android 4.4?

Hangout is the default messaging app in Android 4.4. I know that it's possible to use a third party application for SMS, but it there a way to log out of hangout entirely? Or at least to block the ...
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Why can't I delete pictures I've sent in Google Hangouts in my gallery?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note III(3) and when I open my gallery there is a folder for each hangout conversation that contains images I have sent. Is there a way to delete the pictures or folders from ...
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To insert contacts into Hangout

I am using Kitkat - Nexus 5. While sending a message to A using Hangout, how can I insert the contact details of some other person B within the text message to be sent to A...We had this provision in ...
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Messaging from desktop

Is there something besides Moto Connect and Mighty text that would allow you to SMS/MMS from the desktop. Mac or PC. I came from a iOS world where iMessaging worked really well for the desktop. ...
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Google Hangouts: Conflicting online status information

Another "I don't quite understand what is going on in Google Hangouts" type of question.... So - when I view Hangouts via my Android app (running under KitKat), my girlfriend's status is ALWAYS shown ...
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Allowing restricted accounts to use gmail/hangouts

I'm pondering deploying a fleet of nexus 7 tablets, but I'm running into a few hiccups on managing the fleet. I would like to do the following: Use multiple restricted accounts on each tablet Allow ...
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Why are my messages hidden under the keyboard in the Hangouts app?

Whenever I respond to an SMS or a gTalk/Hangouts message, it is hidden under the keyboard. Afterwards, if whomever I am talking with responds, their message is hidden further below. This is causing me ...
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How to make Hangouts stop sending me SMS messages?

I've tried out the SMS feature of Hangouts app, which allows you to handle SMS within itself instead of the default one. I didn't like it for certain reasons, so I disabled it. However, for some ...
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I am always seen as online on Google Chat/Hangout

How can I make myself offline so that noone can see that I am available. I am unable to find this option after GTalk -> Hangout upgrade.
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Google Plus Party Mode won't stay on

I was trying out the Google Plus event with Party Mode. That option will cause all photos and videos to be automatically uploaded to a Google Plus event during the event. However, I noticed that the ...
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Hangouts SMS not showing emoticons

I have a Nexus 5 with Kitkat 4.4.2 and have the Hangouts app as the SMS app. My friend has an Samsung Galaxy S Relay and also uses Hangouts app as SMS app. Whenever we send SMS to each other with ...
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How to add a contact to People from Hangouts?

I'm using KitKat. I have Hangouts conversations with people who are not in my contacts (this may be an artifact of using a Google Apps account provided by my school). How can I add someone from one of ...
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Moto X 4.4: Google Hangouts vibrates although vibration is disabled

I'm having a really annoying issue to where when i receive a text message through hangouts my phone will vibrate and make a sound when it isn't muted even though in the hangouts app and in the ...
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Stop the nag notification for enabling texts on Hangouts?

Pretty much every time I get a text message, Hangouts gives me an annoying notification asking to handle my text messages (which I don't want to do). Is there a way to disable it?
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Contact images missing from SMS list in hangouts

I have a problem with my Nexus 5 and the new Hangouts app that supports SMS integration. Only some of my contacts have their contact image next to their name in the main listing. When I click on them ...
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Stop Hangouts sending message when enter is pressed

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and installed Hangouts (version 2.0.122) recently. It is a great tool to organize all my messages together. However, it is quite annoying that it sends messages when I ...
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Is there a way to see app feedback I've sent on Android?

Yesterday I sent some feedback for an app (Google Hangouts) through Android's system-wide Send Feedback function. This is the same dialog box that is triggered when you choose to report a Force Close. ...
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When extactly does the hangouts_video_call.ogg extracted from hangout.apk?

Two ringtones are extracted from Hangout.apk to /storage/ringtones folder during some system setup phase. To analyze that, I manually deleted the ringtone files from my_files >> Ringtone. Now, no ...