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Navigation bar notifications for Google web products will go away on March 7, 2019. Via Manage your notifications – Google Account Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/08

After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar.

[WayBackManage your notifications – Google Account Help has more details, but it does not look good.

More Google stuff is dying, almost every month now. For a list of dying products see: [WayBackdidgoogleshutdown.com

Given more is dying, and the increased lack of confidence many people have in Google, more people are abandoning Google. More on that in a future post.

For now: [WayBack] “Manage your Notifications”: After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar. If you’d l… – Edward Morbius – Google+

“Manage your Notifications”: After March 7, 2019, notifications for Google web products will no longer be accessible from the navigation bar. If you’d like to receive similar notifications in the future, you can update the notification settings for your individual Google products.

As usual, it’s not clear whether or not this will affect the notifications widget on G+ itself. Google’s standards for clarity in exposition remain uncorrupted. Which is to say: entirely inadequate.

Otherwise, the article addresses Google Photos, Hangouts Chat, and Google+ (G Suite users).

Update: Further close reading suggests that Consumer Google+ will lose Notifications on March 7:

Note: Google+ notifications are available for G Suite users only.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/9231049

Via: [WayBack] “Manage your Notifications”: After March 7, 2019, … – Lars Fosdal – Google+

–jeroen

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How to switch off the sound on the desktop Hangout? – Google Product Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/20

For a long time, this was hard: [Archive.isHow to switch off the sound on the desktop Hangout? – Google Product Forums.

A lot of people complained, often in a not so nice way.

The solution – that took years to appear – however now is very simple:

Click the options hamburger on the top left, then remove the checkmark for “Sounds for incoming messages”

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Kristian Köhntopp: Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context (history and future; 20160606)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

A few months ago was my first ever presence on IRC wich started like this:

[13:45]  bear with me: after BITNET relay chat, I've totally skipped the IRC thing, so
[13:46] * jeroenp_ is IRC n00b and wonders if netiquette is roughly the same as in the mid 1990s (:
[13:46]  jeroenp_: I don't think it changed a lot...
[13:46]  Cool: /me works on IRC too (:
[13:47]  Anyone having time to help me with `zypper dup` on Tumbleweed indicating `python3-urllib3-1.16-1.1.noarch requires python(abi) = 3.5` ?

I will post later on my own chat history (including BITNET Relay conference system on BITNET/EARN).

This post is just to mention a few keywords of Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context(This is a text I wrote for work, but it contains nothing work specific and I might as well drop it here.… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Kristian Köhntopp now basically uses his G+ as a blog (blog.koehntopp.de is now defunct) with a great set of collections.

I’ve kept my blog as I find G+ very hard to search for content and a “bla bla site:wiert.me” for me often is the fastest way to find something back that interests me.

Hence the keywords below on his post Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context.

  • Chat, IRC, ICQ, Jabber, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack and RocketChat
  • Google Wave, Apache Wave, Google Documents  and Google Spaces.
  • Managing presence in adverse circumstances: status, /away, nickname renaming
  • Deliverables
  • One identity, many clients: a common history (federation, standards, XML, SIP, extensions, incompatibilities)
  • Many-to-Many conversations: Groups versus Places (rooms, channels, discoverability)
  • Media, bots (hello Eliza) and API
  • emoji, giphy and meme references

–jeroen

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Invite people to a Google Hangouts session with you by constructing a manual invitation URL

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/26

Cool:

Did you know that you could share a link to let people chat with you in Hangouts?

We use these links for certain invites, but they work if you hand build them and share them too.

https://hangouts.google.com/chat/person/ 111111111111

Where the number is your profile id

With vanity urls it’s harder to find that, but the easiest way is to use the public api call here https://developers.google.com/+/web/api/rest/latest/people/get#try-it.
Put “me” into the userId field and it will output your numerical id in the response.

Enter `id` in the `fields` to limit the JSON

Enter `id` in the `fields` to limit the JSON

By constructing such an invitation URL you can get people to directly start a Google Hangouts chat with you.

The above steps will give you a lot of JSON output which includes an id field somewhere in the middle. With one more trick you can get just the id field.

You can limit the output by putting id in the fields to request as the image on the right shows.

Sometimes clicking on G+ posts, you even get the id for free, I’m just not sure under what circumstances G+ builds a G+ URL with username or with id.

–jeroen

Source: We have made a number of changes internally to Hangouts…

via:

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How To Work with Google Reference List: all Google URLs you will ever need in one handy place – via Denis Labelle

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/11/30

All Google URLs you will ever need in one handy place: How To Work with Google Reference List I. by Dennis Labelle.

–jeroen

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