How to Turn off Sound Notifications in Hangouts Chrome Extension

During I/O event Google released new Hangout messaging app available for Gmail, Chrome, Android and iOS. Hangouts allows users to send text messages, share photos, emoticons and make free video calls (SMS integration coming soon) from your computers, Android and iOS devices.

Hangouts app alert you with sound notification when you receive new messages and video calls. If you have feel the sound notification disturbs you, don't worry you can turnoff sound notification at anytime.


How to Turn Off: 
  • Open Hangout app in your computer
  • Click on the small arrow icon which is placed top right corner
  • Under Snooze Notifications, select how long you’d like turn off Hangouts sound notifications. Maximum you can select 48 hours.
  • You have successfully turned on snooze Notifications. 
From now new messages and video call invitations will show in your Hangouts list, but you won’t hear sound notifications and new Hangouts windows won't appear. This change will effect mobile app too.

If you have turned off sound notification by above method it will effected to all your hangouts, but if you want turnoff for specific hangout please follow below steps

Turn Off for specific Person:
  • Select the specific person to your hangout list
  • Click the gear icon at the top right of the Hangout window.
  • Settings window will open, remove tick mark from Notifications checkbox 
  • Click Save button, You are done!
The next time the person sends you a message or video call that person will be bolded and show at the top of your Hangouts list. You won't hear any sound notification and Hangout window.

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