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Re-installing the 'Google Play Services' updates solved the problem for me. Simply go to Manage Apps → Google Play Services and press Uninstall Updates. Now if you start Google Hangouts again it will ask you to update Google Play Services. If you do so, it will bring up Google Play where you can install the update. After this, Google Hangouts started ...


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That is actually not true. As of yesterday you can. Here are the instructions. Make sure you have updated to the newest version of the G+ app. You should have version 2.3.1.242969 that came out yesterday. From there you need to go to messenger and find the person you want to hangout with and send them a message. Once you send them a message you will see ...


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The phone came with Google Talk, then Google forced the update to Google Hangouts. You need to remove all Hangouts updates in Google Play, then reboot and Hangouts will disappear from the application list and Talk be back. Talk can then be disabled in Settings -> Apps -> All.


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I had exactly the same problem. I solved it by doing the following: Settings Applications Manage applications Tab 'All' Google Services Framework Clear data reboot the phone Good luck


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According to Google, this functionality is no longer available unless you enable group MMS. Unfortunately, MMSs are much more expensive for me and aren't displayed correctly on some older feature phones. Once again, Google doesn't care about non-Google communication protocols, possibly in an attempt to force people onto Google products or out of sheer ...


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As Izzy pointed out in the comments, the package name of Hangouts is the same as the one for Google Talk: com.google.android.talk. Therefore, even if Talk was built in to your ROM, it should be 'overlaid' by Hangouts. However, it's possible that there's some Google Talk service that didn't get killed by the upgrade process. If that's the case, a simple ...


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If you keep using the Google Voice app for texting, it doesn't matter if you activate SMS via Hangouts. However, any texts you send out of Hangouts will go through your Verizon number, incurring carrier charges. If you are running CyanogenMod 11 ROM, you may want to look into Voice+. It's a custom app that allows you to pipe all "regular" SMS through ...


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You can delete the photos via the Google+ app or web interface. From the left-hand menu, click Photos. If you haven't turned on auto-upload and don't want to, click Not now to get rid of the prompts. Then, if you're in the app, open the menu that slides in from the left again, and choose Albums from the menu; or in the web interface, click More on the top, ...


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Go to Settings -> Under data usage tap More Tap Default SMS app and select your SMS app Source with detailed instruction: http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57613499-285/manage-default-sms-app-on-android-4.4-kitkat/


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So this turned out to be a pretty easy fix, once it dawned on me what it was. I just recently installed the Xposed framework, and the XPrivacy module. When I uninstalled the old Hangouts, it must have deleted all the old permission settings in XPrivacy, and then when I reinstalled it, it defaulted to maximum restriction. With access to the phone ...


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the availability option has been deprecated in hangout. To make yourself invisible or so, either you have to downgrade to gtalk or the easiest way you can do this by going to your gmail account from your pc. There you should find this availability option.


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You can't change this. In Android, the app can tell the keyboard (or input method) what extra actions to show (such as Send). The app can also specify that the text field can only hold single-line text, as in this case. What you could do is switch to a different keyboard app. You might be able to find one that puts the action in a different place (not in ...


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Swift key DID solve the problem, and many other problems, making it the perfect keyboard no doubt... Until, they had to "upgrade" it by removing the settings for enter and arrow key customizations. Hopefully I can find an older version thats not been idiotized to fit in with new "optionless/featureless" movement the tech world is taking: dumbed down for the ...


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It's a bummer but currently you can't. You can only join a hangout from the phone. From the Google+ help: On Hangouts for mobile, you have the ability to: Join a hangout You can't currently: Start a hangout Invite people to join a hangout (The January 2012 update of the Google+ app changed this, however.)


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Yes, any phone that has a front-facing camera and is running Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x) and above will be able to join and initiate Hangouts with the latest version of Google+ app.


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If a reboot doesn't solve the problem, such as in my case (HTC Desire HD), try going to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Hangouts and tap "Clear Cache" and "Clear Data". Go back, open Hangouts again and it will sign you back in. You may need to verify your number again, but that got rid of the duplicate notifications for my case.


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This is now fixed in the latest release of Hangouts: Fixed a problem where you could receive two notifications for a message: one from Hangouts, one from the old Talk app. The new version details are below: UPDATED: June 6, 2013 CURRENT VERSION: 1.0.2.695251 REQUIRES ANDROID: 2.3 and up Google Hangouts


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At this time there isn't a way to attach a contact. You would have to copy and paste the details or use a different messaging app. Hangouts is still lacking in many essential features, unfortunately.


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https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/3118600?hl=en this doesn't work? I haven't tried it, because I don't have hangouts on my phone. EDIT 1 Sign out of Hangouts TIP: If you don’t want to receive notifications, enable Snooze notifications. Touch Menu >​ Settings > Touch your Google account > scroll to the bottom and touch Sign out.


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This is how Google Voice works by design. Here is the relevant exert from the Help article: Each time you place a call, instead of dialing the number you want to reach, Google Voice dials a US-based direct access number. The Google Voice server then forwards your call to the actual destination number. This allows for faster call setup and the ...


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TinyPortriat(Solid): The user is reading the conversation. Small Phone Icon: This indicates that the user is using the hangouts app on a mobile device.


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If your recipient is also a Hangouts user, you can switch between SMS or Hangouts message before sending the message. From Google Hangouts support: Switch between Hangouts messages and text messages When you're sending a message in a merged conversation, you can switch between sending a text message to a person or sending a Hangouts message. ...


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I fixed mine a different way. tried all the above and nothing worked. I figured it was still seeing me as logged into Talk. Try the following: Uninstall updates for Hangouts. (brings you back to talk) Open Talk and Sign Out. Reinstall update (brings you back to Hangouts) Fixed it for me.


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Hangouts doesn’t use the green or grey dots that Google Talk used to identify if someone is online or offline. Instead, you can tell if a contact is online or not if their profile picture is clear or faded. A faded profile picture means your contact is unavailable, and a clear picture means they’re online. One downside is that Hangouts doesn’t support the ...


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As Chahk mentioned: It's the lack of a front facing camera. But there are ways to fake a front facing camera, so that you can join hangouts.


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As far as Android is concerned, they're the same app, and Hangouts is just a new update for Talk which happens to change the user-facing name. (Apps also have a package name, which is how Android decides if they're the same app.) It works like any other update: it completely replaces the old version in your phone's internal storage. Like any other update, ...


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I heard someone who used Swift keyboard and it apparently solved this specific problem, but I haven't tested it.


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Nope you cannot only selectively disable video calls. The least you can do is disable incoming invites from the app settings.


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If you view a chat and open the overflow menu (the three dots). Click "People & options" you should see the "People in this hangout". If you then click on the person you should be prompted to add them to your contacts.


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Turn it on, then go into Hangouts and turn it off. Actually I really wanted to write/receive SMS from Hangouts, but it didn't quite work well. Sometimes I could not even reply to the message. So yeah. I disabled it and no nag ever since.



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