Questions tagged [google-hangouts]

Google Hangouts is a communication platform accessible via web site, browser plug-in, or mobile app. Questions are likely to be off-topic here unless they involve hardware or networking issues, or a software problem such as an installation or configuration issue. They may be on-topic at WebApps or the appropriate site for the mobile application.

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How can I make text bold in google hangouts? [migrated]

I am using hangouts, and would like to know how can I make message text bold. I tried using markdown by adding * before and after words, but it didn't work. I get asterisks displayed next to the words....
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How to edit Google Spreadsheets file directly in Google Chat window?

How can I edit sheets directly in chat window as shown in this commercial video?
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How can I covert the output of a hangouts call to a input of a discord call?

I have a friend whos parents wont let him have discord and we call on hangouts while playing games together. The other day he came up with the idea of converting the output of his voice on the ...
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How to fix “Error : can't share your screen” with Google Meet in Google Chrome Browser?

I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop with operating system loaded Windows 8.1 Pro and using Google Chrome version 84.0.4147.89 (Official Build) (64-bit). I am able to use Hangouts / Google Meet / ...
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Why can't I hear anybody on Google Hangouts, or Meet when I use Chrome?

I cannot hear anyone on Hangouts, Google Meet, or web.skype.com calls when I use Chrome as my browser. This is happening on both Linux and Macos. When I use Firefox or other browsers, I am able to ...
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System Microphone not showing as option in Firefox (or Chrome?) for Google hangouts. How do I get it to appear?

I'm trying to use Google Hangouts a fair bit for video calls these days (aren't we all?). In Firefox, for other websites, my system microphone (RealTek(R) Audio) is showing up just fine in the ...
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Google Hangouts - “Your mic is muted by your system settings” (Jabra Evolve 75)

When using Google Hangouts (meet.google.com) with a Jabra Evolve 75 - the error "Your mic is muted by your system settings" is displayed every time I open a hangout, despite the microphone working ...
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Can browsing history be remotely manipulated [closed]

Is it possible to remotely manipulate browsing history on a personal laptop? For example, if someone's browsing history showed they were looking up ways to poison their spouse, is it possible that ...
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Google Hangouts window invisible

I am currently running Windows 10 and using Chrome. I have a Dell laptop and a second monitor running both as extended windows. When I receive a message from google hangouts I can see the ...
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How can I launch Chrome as a background process from the command line?

I have two profiles in Chrome. One for Home and one for Work. When you add the Hangouts Chrome extension to a profile, it uses the email of that Chrome profile rather than letting you sign in. So in ...
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Google Hangouts Won't Connect - Errors: 212, 213, 214

Recently Google chat was depreciated by Hangouts. One of our employees is experiencing a strange issue with Hangouts after this change -- She can't connect and can't receive messages. Hangouts works ...
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Google Hangouts Account Disconnection [closed]

So I use google hangouts a lot. However, I need it to be disconnected from other devices, such as phones but i can't do it in person. Is there a way I can disconnect it or log out of my account from ...
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Cannot hear test sound on Google Hangouts

When I'm in the Google Hangouts setting panel and I play the test sound, I do not hear anything. It says "Playing..." but no sound arrives to my ears. My computer is running Win 7 Professional SP1, ...
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How to enable Google hangouts plugin in Linux?

How do you enable Google Hangouts in Chrome on Ubuntu 16? I have a Gmail account open in Chrome, and when I hover over the phone icon in Gchat, it says "Please enable Hangouts to make and receive in ...
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Redirect request for specific URL to other URL [closed]

I use the Google Hangouts Webapp (https://hangouts.google.com, not the extension) in Chrome on Windows 10. I also have a local Linux webdev machine that also runs a litely-configured DNSMasq instance ...
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Using Google Hangouts on Google Chrome: from time to time “Couldn't start the video call because of an error”

When I joined a Google Hangouts video conference with Google Chrome, from time to time, I get the error message Couldn't start the video call because of an error" Please check your firewall ...
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The specified file path does not exist. Google Hangouts will not launch

Whenever I try to launch Google hangouts (even from inbox) I get . But if I go to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application There is a file called chrome.exe There is no \Google folder ...
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Can I disable the image emoticons in the Chrome Hangout app?

First, I don't mean stopping the conversion of the text I type like this question asks. Second, by "Chrome Hangout app", I mean this, the external window, running in Microsoft Windows. I hate these ...
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How do I get a Google Hangouts extension button in my Chrome toolbar?

I'm using Chrome v51 (.0.2704.103, 64-bit) on OSX. There are two Hangouts extensions in Chrome Web Store, produced by Google. One, the "desktop app", which collects all conversations into a single ...
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Record Google Hangouts on Chromebook

Is there any way to record an audio call on Google Hangouts on a chrome book? I know hangouts can let you record inbound calls, but I don't know if a way to record outbound calls. Any solution, ...
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Google Hangouts through a Instant Messaging Client

Is there any way I can set up a Instant Messaging client like Pidgin or Empathy (or any others) on Debian Linux to interface with my Google Hangouts account?
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How can I connect Pidgin to Google Hangouts?

I've followed several Howto's with no success. Do I need a special type of account perhaps? I did turn on access for less secure apps. Is there a waiting period for Hangouts after creating a new ...
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No sync between Pidgin and Hangouts notifications

I use Hangouts app on my Android device and Pidgin on my Windows PC. Until a few months ago, the notifications synchronized perfectly between the two applications. For instance, when I am actively ...
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Disable Google Hangouts microphone permission popup

Every time I receive a phone call on my Google Voice number, I get a popup window to https://plus.google.com/talkgadget/webrtcperm?hl=en_US saying "Hangouts needs access to your microphone to make ...
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How can I play audio to people on a hangout

We have team-meetings via Google Hangouts regularly. In order to give it a theme-song or to set the mood, I would like to play an audio-file when all have gathered and the "official" part starts. I ...
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How do I change the account in use for Hangouts (Chrome app) (or alternatively how to reset its data to re-log in

I have multiple gmail accounts and Hangouts desktop app (in Chrome apps) I want to change my account to use with it, but I can't figure out how. I don't see logout/login option anywhere. In Gmail/G+ ...
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Contacts list tab in the Hangouts extension for Chrome is completely blank

More Chrome extension drama: All of the sudden, the contacts list tab in the Hangouts extension for Chrome is completely blank, rendering the app unuseable. This just started happening today. The ...
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Persistent sign-in button in Google Hangouts Chrome extension; unable to log-in and use the app

A few weeks ago, I removed and re-installed the Hangouts extension for Google Chrome, and ever since, I have been unable to sign back in. Whenever I press the blue sign-in button in the extension's ...
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How to run Chrome Hangout extension even if the chrome is not running?

I want to run the Chrome Only Hangout Extension whether the chrome is running or not. Link of the Hangout Extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hangouts/nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd?...
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Running Chrome apps without Chrome installed

This may sound paranoid, but I have this thing about installing Google Chrome. I don't trust Google far enough to see my web browsing habits as well. However, I really want to use the desktop Hangouts ...
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How to change the default size of Google Hangouts for Windows?

How can I change the default size of a chat window in Google Hangouts for Windows?
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Google Hangouts: Visual alert of new messages when Chrome window is not visible

I use Google Hangouts from within Gmail to text back and forth with people using my Google Voice number. I'm using Chrome on Mac OS X, if that matters. I don't always have my speakers on and even ...
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Google Hangouts messages latency vs. typing alert

Using the Hangouts app, I consistently see that the ellipsis/dots disappear, and hence tell me the other user is done typing, several seconds before I actually see their message. This is not related ...
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How to record audio when connected to a landline via Google Hangouts?

I would like to record audio when connected to landline phones via Google Hangouts (on either my Macbook or my Android smartphone). Which software is currently available? Ideally, it should be free ...
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Disable Google Hangouts notifications for everyone EXCEPT certain people or groups?

I would like to disable Google Hangouts notifications for everyone except certain people or groups. Hangouts is my primary method of messaging, so people often message me throughout the day. However,...
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Can't make terminal window visible to Google Hangouts

I'll be teaching programming lessons via Hangouts and I'd like to be able to screen share my guake terminal window, yet it isn't visible to the screen selection window. Any ideas how to go about this? ...
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Hangouts on Windows 7 doesn't sign in

I've installed Google+ Hangouts on my Windows 7. When I run it, window with "Sign in" button appears. Pressing on this button leads to nothing: no errors appear, no actions, no changes. How I can fix ...
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Hangouts sends notifications to all my devices, all the time

I do not know if it is a feature or an issue. Maybe I am not seeing this situation as I should. My problem is that I have Hangouts on my Mac at home with Chrome Extension (Mac OS X 10.10), at my ...
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Is there a way to see my messages sent by other clients in Pidgin?

When I have multiple Facebook Chat or Google Hangouts official clients connected to the same account, all messages that I type in one client appear on the other. But if one of this clients is Pidgin, ...
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How to mix in musical background while speaking in a Google-hangout? [closed]

I use Google Hangouts to make an online radio broadcast. I would like to add some music to my voice during the broadcast (insert a jingle, etc.). How can I transmit the audio input of both the ...
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How can I get Google Hangouts to start minimized?

I have the desktop (i.e. Chrome extension) version of Hangouts—it starts up whenever I launch Chrome. How can I get it to start minimised? (It can be minimised manually by clicking on the X that ...
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Does Google messenger need phone tower signal? [closed]

If I cannot detect any tower signal but I have wifi at home, will wifi only work? I am currently in this situation and waiting for a message.
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Why is mic audio not working one-way in Google Hangouts on Windows 7 and Chrome

I am using Google Hangouts via Chrome on Windows 7. Video is working fine both ways, i.e. when in a hangout call, I am able to see the other person and they are able to see me. Audio was also working -...
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Moved to Africa: Skype audio fast, Hangouts audio unusably slow(?)

I recently moved to Nairobi, Kenya (from San Francisco). I have daily standups with people back in SF, and I'm having peculiar downstream issues with SOME audio/videoconferencing solutions. ...
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Google Hangouts can't initiate call (desktop)

I'm signed into Hangouts on my laptop (Windows 8) and have installed the Hangouts extension for Chrome. Chats, sms, video calls, and receiving phone calls all seem to work properly. However, I am ...
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Is there a way to disable notifications from a particular person in google hangouts and not be invisible?

I'm using Windows 7 Running Chrome 38.0.2125.111 m, Google Hangouts plugin 2014.910.433.1. I'm experiencing the behaviour whereby if I disable notifications for a particular person, it makes me ...
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Hangouts notifications appearing above xscreensaver

When my screen is locked (with XScreenSaver on Arch Linux with Xfce), popup notifications from the Hangouts Chrome extension appear on the screen. Is there any way to prevent this? This is also ...
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Using the Kinect for video conferencing

Two years ago I bought a Kinect for my XBox 360 in the naive hope that Microsoft would release Skype for the console. Sadly they didn't but I would still like to use the Kinect for video conferencing ...
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Hangouts and Chrome tabs are not separate sound mixers

How can I get hangouts and my youtube to be separate sound/volume mixers on windows 7?
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How do I open Google Hangouts ports on my home router?

I found this article to optimize Hangouts: https://support.google.com/a/answer/1279090?hl=en I'm supposed to open up a UDP port range for best results. I have a Linksys E3200 router which has a port ...