I found my own solution to it. Here are the instructions:
Open hangouts. Click on the menu (three lines on top left corner of hangouts).
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Click on settings. Click on your email account, on which you want to control notifications
Click on Notification under the given options.
Uncheck the sound or vibrate option to disable/enable ...
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 ...
Share and delete your photos from Hangouts messages and Google Voice MMS:
You can delete photos that you sent through a Hangouts message or
through a Google Voice multimedia message in Hangouts. You'll need to
delete the photos from Picasa Web Albums.
Even if you delete a photo in your Picasa album, if you sent it
through a multimedia message, ...
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, ...
They go to your Download folder by default, typically at /sdcard/Download. Note that this may not necessarily be a physical SD card (e.g. on devices that don't have an SD slot it's emulated).
From a practical standpoint, if you need to access them on your device, just open the Gallery or Photos app. The picture will appear in either of those as long as you ...
Google Voice (the service) doesn't support this. Until Google adds this feature there's no way to do it.
This limitation is not specifically noted anywhere official, to my knowledge. However, Voice receives group messages from supported carriers the same way it sends them - as independent messages - and this has been officially stated. Mayur Kamat (the ...
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 ...
View the Hangout of the unknown contact
In the lower left hand corner of the Hangout screen, you'll notice a small icon to the left of the text box. If you tap that, 2-3 options will be available: "Hangouts," "Mobile (via SMS)," or "Mobile (via Google Voice)." Select "Mobile (via SMS)."
Open the overflow menu (three dots in the top right corner) and select ...
If you long press on either hangout (MOIP or SMS), then press on the other one you should get an option to merge them. This should then give you the option to send either from the same hangout.
There is also a setting within Settings > SMS to Enable merged conversations which needs to be enabled.
It looks like GCM Push Notifications don't work with IPv6. I disabled IPv6 entirely in my router and now everything is fine. Though IPv6 was enabled for the past two years and I didn't have any kind of issue. Let's hope a Play Services update fixes it.
Unfortunate that this question had never received any love. Despite it being an entire year later, this functionality is not available as a feature in the Hangouts app on Android, iOS, or the web.
Here is the most relevant discussion from the Google Hangouts Product Forum
Thank you for your feedback!
Yes you are right, there isn't such a button yet. I ...
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/
this doesn't work? I haven't tried it, because I don't have hangouts on my phone.
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.
It looks like there is an issue with Hangouts app that causes notifications for new conversations with a given contact to be disabled by default, with no way to override this setting. On the Conversations tab, these are denoted by a bell with a strike-through:
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Once you open such a conversation you will see a message in red saying "...
I found this post on a google product forum and it worked for me. After you follow the steps, if it helps, I used the following service to send a test text message to my phone knowing it wouldn't be in my contacts and IT WORKED :)
Found a solution trying to fix this problem. This will give you ...
For those asking for a clearer, illustrated answer:
Click on the (+) New conversation
On the right hand of the search box, click on the really-nonobviously-a-modality-switch phone icon:
Search will now be limited to your Google contacts.
Presumably some designer made a bizarre choice to use a phone call icon to represent the phone address book.
Yes you can. Just open Hangouts> tap the three horizontal bars on the top left> tap the Settings option> select the account you'd like to remove> scroll down and select Sign out.
This will sign the account of Hangouts only. You will continue to receive emails and everything else for that account as usual.
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.
TinyPotrait (Faded): The user read your messages above the icon.
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 ...
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.
As far I know you can't add people directly from a Hangouts chat. You will need their email atleast. If you have their email ID, Open Gmail and open Contcts. Then click "Add contact" and add people with their appropriate emails.
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 ...
Try to revoke access to that account from your phone -- or simply from Hangouts/Talk if it is listed -- through this page.
When you add a new account to Hangouts, Android automatically adds it to your globally accessible accounts (Settings > Accounts). As far as I know, there is no way to activate temporary log-in sessions.
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.
If there is a computer next to their icon, it means they are on a PC (or Chromebook).
If there is a phone, they are on their phone. The position of their icon shows the last message they read.
If the icon is dim, it means they are not looking at your message. Doesn't mean that hangouts is open, or closed.