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Questions tagged [google-hangouts]

For questions related to the Hangouts app for Android.

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Hangouts Notification - SMS no longer supported

I just got an Android tablet (Lenovo 4 8") after using an iPad for a couple of years or so. I'm getting the "SMS is no longer supported" notification from Hangouts repeatedly and I can't seem to ...
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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 cannot connect to the server

I get "Couldn't connect to the server" error when I try to use Hangouts on my phone. How can I solve it?
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Different notification sounds for individual contacts

Seems to me that after the last update all my custom notification sounds from Hangouts have been reset to default and I can't find the Set Notification option anymore. I have a Pixel with the latest ...
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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 to fix “Couldn't log in the selected account” when adding a work email?

In my Android phone, I'm trying to add a work email account to use Hangouts, but I keep getting an error with message: Couldn't log in the selected account. Please check your account password and ...
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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 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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How to change default video player app inside Hangouts

A video appeared inside a Hangouts chat stream and when I clicked it, it asked me which installed app I intend to use for playing that video. I accidentally picked some casting app, but apparently (...
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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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Hangouts, Google Voice, and SMS is no longer supported Notification

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 ...
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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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How do I delete photos I sent to someone in Hangouts?

I would like to have photos removed from hangouts between myself and another person. They are showing up in their albums, not mine. THey are harrasing and sexully explicit.
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How to get rid of “SMS is no longer supported” notification

My 5.1.1 tablet has an icon in the notification area. It looks like a Google Hangouts icon. But the drop-down reads "SMS is no longer supported. To read and send SMS messages, please download Android ...
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I want to carry on using hangouts for sms

I assume i can install an older apk before the sms integration timer was added, freeze updates and use hangouts for SMS forever. I have two questions 1) how can i find the most recent version that ...
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As a Google Voice number user, what app should I use for texting now?

Google has decided to push hangouts for enterprise, or something, and now there's a big obnoxious message that takes up half the Hangouts app whenever I open it into the "conversations" view. I use ...
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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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Gallery pulling pics from Hangouts even when Hangouts has been disabled

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Victory running Android 4.1.2 that I want to let my son use for specific things only (camera, calculator, clock, etc.). As such I have been disabling everything I can on ...
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Can't send mms with Hangouts

I have a Galaxy Note 4, running Android 6.0.1 and I can't send MMS with Hangouts. I can receive and send MMS with the stock SMS app, but only receive MMS with Hangouts and I can't find whats is going ...
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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's android products are still going to phone storage

I have changed my android device's default app storage as memory card using adb shell command. It is working fine for most android apps. But when download and install apps that google such as Hangouts,...
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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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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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google voice number and google hangouts and being overseas

when I lived in the US, I had a AT&T cell plus a google voice number. Now I moved to Istanbul & stopped the AT&T line. My android & my iPhone ( which I had activated while in the US )...
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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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google hangouts gives wrong location [duplicate]

I logged into google hangouts at my mothers house, on her tablet, through her wifi. How can google give a address to a house eight miles away?
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Will hangouts phone call use data or cellular

I am going on a roadtrip from Canada to the USA. I am purchasing a ATandT sim card that only allows for US calls and texts (at a reasonable price). I want to use hangouts to call people, but have ...
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Project Fi - Calling Through Hangouts Compared to Calling Through Phone

I use Project Fi for my Nexus 6P running Android version 6.0.1. I noticed that calling through the Hangouts app leads to much clearer audio than calling through the Phone App. I have been using ...
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Can Google Hangouts send out text message under data?

I found that on my android, google hangouts seems not able to send out text messages i.e. SMS to a phone number, when it is on data service. Is it the same for others, or is it just my problem? ...
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(feature discontinued) Google Hangouts phone app: How to start a group SMS where one of the recipients is a Hangouts user?

I'm actually answering my own question here, and the purpose for this is because the question hasn't been clearly stated before. Imagine the following scenario: I have a friend named Joe who uses ...
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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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forcing all calls to be dialed by hangouts

How do we configure the phone so that tapping on a contact number triggers the hangouts app to place to call? ( instead of the local carrier kicking in such as at&t. ) If I'm not mistaking, ...
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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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hangouts - How to see the properties of my partner to a discusson?

It must be a simple question. I'm chatting a while with the man. I have his contact in hangouts program (I have not his contact in my phone contacts). I have added this chat by email. Now I want to ...
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how do i delete a photo from a hangouts conversation

i sent a picture using Hangouts. I don't want the picture in the conversation thread. how do i delete just that picture, but leave all the other texts in the thread?
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Help understanding the integration between Google Voice, Hangouts, and Messenger

I've had Google voice with Sprint since day 1, I love everything about it. Hangouts added some great features like MMS but to search the body of old messages I still have to use Google Voice. This ...
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How to turn off Vibration in Google Hangouts [ Version: 6.1.109448852]

It is really annoying that the mobile phone vibrates on every message arrives on google hangouts after update, how to disable it ? I mean for all messages I just don't need vibration, only sound ...
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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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US: sending international SMS, Hangouts

Maybe that is less an android and more an operator policy question, but posting here because it may very well be a bug in Hangouts, the most embarrassing app google ever published. I have a tmobile ...
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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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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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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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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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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:613@fwd.pulver.com) 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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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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Boot into specific Hangout with one person

I would like my tablet to boot up into the Google Hangouts app, and open the conversation with a specific person. I'm able to open the Hangouts app easily with this app (or one of the many like it), ...
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What is the point of archive in the Hangouts messaging app?

Is the archive in Hangouts storing the messages somewhere or is it just hiding them from the inbox?
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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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Ways to call with Google Voice without mobile service and hangout?

Are there ways to make and receive calls with Google Voice on Android 4.4.2 and Kyocera Hydro Icon, but without mobile service and Google Hangout? My Google Hangout has some problem, for which I am ...