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    Default Changing Default Hangouts Contact Pictures

    Esteemed community which always seem to have the answers,
    I'm using the work-around to combine my Google Voice SMS's into Google Hangouts, now that they've added SMS capability.
    http://www.droid-life.com/2013/12/03...with-hangouts/
    Link above for that work-around if anyone's curious.

    It's not great - but I like having to use only one application. Anyway, my question is, for contacts who do NOT have their own Google+ profiles, Hangouts uses whatever photo I have in my contact card. But, if a user does have a Google+ profile, it overrides to that picture. My issue is, a lot of folks have nonsensical pictures like their dog or something, rather than their face. On my few, I would like to have people's faces.

    Is there any way to override that photo? I can't find any settings to that effect. Thanks in advance!

    Cheers,
    Nick
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    bump
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    Default Re: Changing Default Hangouts Contact Pictures

    Bump as well... Just googling this answer and can't seem to find it...
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    Default Re: Changing Default Hangouts Contact Pictures

    While I am on a MotoX I have this same issue. It seems like Google wants Google+ profile photos to have priority. I would prefer to choose. Bump for visibility.
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    I'd like to know this too if anyone finds a workaround. I'm in the same group who likes to set a specific photo for my contacts.
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    Default Re: Changing Default Hangouts Contact Pictures

    Bump, anything new?
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    I'm looking for a solution to this, as well. I have my contacts set up exactly how I want them and it's maddening to have things changed without my permission. I've seen requests for a fix for this in several places. Why would google insist that we use the google+ contact photos???
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    Default Re: Changing Default Hangouts Contact Pictures

    joining in the outcry for a solution to this. I heard something recently about hangouts no longer requiring a g+, could this have somehow made a difference?

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