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Google Chat is one of two replacement apps for Google Hangouts. Use this tag for questions about Google Chat on the GMail app or as a standalone app.

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Google Hangouts keeps history regardless of settings

I use Hangouts to chat with friends. As I don't want to keep history, I set it to be turned off. So whenever I chat, in the input line I see a constant message of "History is turned off". However, ...
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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:[email protected]) 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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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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Google Chat randomly hyperlinks words like "see", "zoo", "walmart", and "in a" on Samsung Galaxy S22, Android 13

I am using Google Chat from GMail on Samsung Galaxy S22, Android 13. Some words like "see", "zoo", "walmart", and "in a" are linked randomly. When I tap it, I ...
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Does sending images on Google Hangouts count towards my Google account storage space?

Does sending images on Google Hangouts (Android application) count towards my Google account storage space? I don't see why it would, but right after sending some images via Google Hangouts I received ...
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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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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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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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Can I place calls with my Google Voice credit from Android outside of the US?

If you are outside of the US, Google Voice is merely a service to place calls from inside... apparently just GMail and Hangouts, much like Skype is. Unlike Skype the quality of service seems to be ...
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Audio only calls with google hangouts

Is there a way to make audio only calls with Hangouts? My data plan is very limited (100 MB), and I do not want to waste it on video.
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Keep Hangouts from opening links inside the same task?

I just opened a link to a friend's Medium post inside Hangouts, and when I view all running apps (the recent-tasks list), the task with the Medium post in it is my Hangouts rather than a separate ...
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How can one turn off incoming videos in Google Hangouts?

I wonder how one can turn off incoming videos in Google Hangouts. I.e., disabling all videos for anybody else in the call when in a videoconference. The motivation is to reduce the network usage. E.g. ...
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Get Notifications from Google chat web to android

I use a work account on google chat on web. But Google suite of that account dosnt have Google Chat/Hangout app for android. And as far as I know, Google chat only gives me push notification on web. ...
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Issue with recording Google Hangouts calls

I'm trying to record my Google Hangouts calls. The only app I found that claimed it can record non-dialer calls was Cube ACR. Problem is I'm getting a "Recording failed. Write to storage failure, ...
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How to prevent Google Hangouts from showing nagging "Upgrade Required" screen?

I am using Google Hangouts old version v10 for SMS because its seems no other SMS app does support merging SMS threads by contact (I have tested all top SMS apps). I have disabled playmaket auto-...
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Can I display a person's full name for SMS in Google Hangouts?

For the Google Hangouts app, it appears that SMS messages (as opposed to actual Hangouts messages, which I'm sure would behave differently) only display a person's first name under an SMS received ...
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Hangout crashing

I run the Android N Developer Preview 4 on my Sony Xperia Z3. Works fantastic only Hangout crashes when I wrote anything. Then when I can wrote it must wait ~15 seconds then the message is showing ...
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Any way to view or download Google Hangouts Call History?

The Android Google Hangouts Dialer app is very limited when it comes to VoIP call history. It only shows the last 100 (approx) calls, even though Google keeps a complete history. For calls made more ...
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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 on ...
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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 first, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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I rooted my kindle fire hd, installed android. When I video chat in google hangout the mic doesn't work

as above. I rooted my kindle with the hope of installing decent apps on it, including all google apps. When I try to video chat in hangouts the mic doesn't work...
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How to toggle hangouts

I'm trying to find an easy way to toggle hangouts on/off, but it seems it runs as a mandatory service, and the only solution I found is to disable it in settings/app, which is not very handy, and I ...
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Hangouts, Google Voice, and "SMS is no longer supported" notification on a WiFi-only tablet

Although I have been a long-time user of Google Voice and Hangouts, I only recently got my first Android tablet (WiFi only, no cellular). The way the first two interact with the tablet is puzzling and ...
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I want to receive Google Chat messages from my work account but I don't want work emails showing up in my Gmail app

I use the Gmail app on my phone for my personal accounts. My work uses Google Chat and Gmail for all communications. The problem is, adding my work account for Chat causes it to also bring in my work ...
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How to Switch Camera in Google Hangouts on Android 11?

Google Hangouts shows an icon to switch between front and back cameras (or move it from the front to the back) but is there a way to choose between cameras on a phone with a multi-camera setup?
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Native phone app and Hangouts both answering calls

I have a Samsung Galaxy 7 running Android 8.0.0 using Ting on the Sprint network. I use Google Voice and Google Hangouts. When I get an incoming call on the Google Voice number, both the native phone ...
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I just want to call numbers I find on the internet!

When I click on a phone number in Chrome on the internet it prompts me to download Hangouts. I just want to call it with the default Samsung dialer not Hangouts! How do I do this?
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Hangouts Face icons dim to bright

Help me understand icons under messages going from live then back to dim under message. When I send a message on hangouts the contact face shows live under the message, then reverts back to dim above ...
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How can I join a Hangouts call with Hangouts Meet?

(The links provided by the Hangouts program do not work in Hangouts Meet - it appears I cannot enter the final character in the link, in either case it says "No such meeting.".) Alternatively the ...
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Opening google hangouts or another voip based sms app from browser links

My work requires me to text a number of people with a preset text message(ETA for their deliveries). We have a sms: link for each customer which automatically opens the sms app and pre-fills the ...
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How can I use a smartphone/tablet without being distracted by it in classrooms?

I want to use an android phone without being distracted. I want to be able to block calling applications such as the calling feature in whatsapp, facebook messenger, viber calls, as well as google ...
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Hangouts notifications not appearing until I open the app

My notifications for Google Hangouts are not showing until I open the app. How can I fix this?
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Google Hangouts is still goes into phone storage

Recently I have changed my android device default app storage location as SD card by changing adb shell. My android version is 4.42 Kitkat. After doing this, it's working well with most apps that ...
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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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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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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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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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