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How to turn off Vibration in Google Hangouts [ Version: 6.1.109448852]

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). (Click image to enlarge) Click on settings. Click on your ...
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Text multiple people on Nexus 5 - KitKat / Hangouts 2.3

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 ...
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How to keep Hangouts from adding a "1" before SMS shortcode?

Save the shortcode number as +728464. Hangouts all think that +7 is the prefix, so it won't prepend the +1.
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Is there a way to delete the picture on hangouts so they cant see it? retrieve picture

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. ...
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How to Search within SMSes in Hangouts App?

It is not possible to do a search within Hangouts from the app. Google, the king of search, still hasn’t added this most basic of features.
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How can I send a group sms using my google voice number?

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 ...
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Where does "Save media" store pictures in Hangouts?

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 ...
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Mass confusion about present and future: Hangouts, SMS, MMS, and Google Voice

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 ...
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How can I merge SMS and Hangouts messages within Hangouts?

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 ...
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Push Notifications not working over WiFi on Google Devices

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 ...
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In the Hangouts app, how do I "mark all as read"?

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. ...
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Google Voice SMS not showing notifications in Hangouts?

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 ...
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Google Voice SMS not showing notifications in Hangouts?

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 ...
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Hangouts application not always suggesting my contacts when searching

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 ...
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Using multiple Google accounts in device but don't want some of them to show up anywhere in Hangouts app's menu

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 ...
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How to Search within SMSes in Hangouts App?

I have found the best way to search through my SMSes is to switch app temporarily. You can go back to Hangouts afterwards. Lets hope Google realizes this is a needed feature for Hangouts.
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How to remove an account from Google Hangouts?

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 ...
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New hangout indicator meanings

There also seems to be a little green phone handset (unlike the white full phone mentioned in my question), indicating they are in a call.
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New hangout indicator meanings

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 ...
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How to send regular Hangouts message instead of SMS?

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 ...
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Hangouts Icons Meanings

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 ...
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How to keep Hangouts from adding a "1" before SMS shortcode?

I have found a solution that worked for me: Go to Settings -> SMS -> Default SMS Messaging Account Then change it from you Google account into "SMS only account". After doing that it no longer ...
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Hangouts application not always suggesting my contacts when searching

Instead, immediately after clicking the magnifying glass icon, and before typing in your search, you must then click the small telephone handset icon to search for a contact to call or text. Then, ...
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How do I select the number of an incoming SMS?

In Google Hangouts, if I click the contact bubble (the circle on the right where their picture would be) it brings up their contact card. If you long-click the number there, there's an option to copy ...
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message?

Press the three dots top right. Choose 'Add Reciptent'. Phone No. appears in a box with a red minus sign to the right. Tap on the number. Choose 'Edit' from the box that appears. Long press on the ...
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What does "SMS Messaging Account" mean in Hangouts?

It is a weird and confusing design decision in my opinion. To answer your question : No. Your full name and email address is only linked to your Google account and is only used for your Hangout ...
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Is there a way to see app feedback I've sent on Android?

It looks like you can't send Google Feedback reports to specific apps (although, as Dan Hulme commented, Google does forward them to the developers of the app on which you are reporting) - as you said,...
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How to add a contact to People from Hangouts?

Make sure the SMS option is chosen as the "Send as" option and not Hangouts/Google Voice number, and the option to add contact after selecting the the dots on the conversation will appear.
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How to add a contact to People from Hangouts?

tap on the icon next to their text (don't tap+hold).
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How to unhide contact?

Problem solved with Hangouts version 2.1.223. In "settings" we now have an option do "unhide" contacts. Thanks Google.
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