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11/15/17
Original Poster
Javi Pulido Espina

Hangouts / Meet video call support in Firefox 57

Hi All,

Currently, there is no support to make video calls with Hangouts / Meet using Mozilla Firefox, or you must rely on some third-party software (aside from other browsers).

I think today (with the release of Firefox 57, with the change of model in extensions, and the support of WebExtensions), is a good moment to take to the front this long-term "issue" again.

For me, a business user, is a blocking feature to use Firefox as my primary browser. I asked on Mozilla's IRC channels, and they told me that this time is on the Google side to make this compatible. Is there a place (some sort of bug tracker) to make this request? I will be very interested on that, and sure that more people too.

I just want the official (or sort-of) position of Google about this matter.

Thanks in advance, have a good day

PS: I already know the existance of this page regarding Firefox ESR: https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/7334146 . Thanks
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Benjamin - Community Specialist
11/16/17
Benjamin - Community Specialist
Hello Javi,

Thanks for posting in the Google Hangouts Help Forum.

Appreciate for contacting Mozilla Firefox support regarding video calls on Google Hangouts/ Meet. However, I'd suggest using the "Send Feedback" option in Hangouts to submit your suggestion, as the Hangouts team is tracking these reports directly. Sending in-product feedback allows Google to automatically collect useful information that will allow our Engineers to evaluate each case-by-case issue. Although you will not receive a reply, they're using this feedback to fix and improve the overall product experience. I have listed the steps below:

- Through the browser - Log in to Hangouts on a computer browser > Go to the Menu > Select Help & Feedback > At the bottom of the Help window, Touch Send Feedback.


- Through the application - Open the Hangouts application > On the top left corner, click on the three horizontal lined icon > select Help & feedback > select Send feedback.


Let me know if you have any other questions.


Regards,
Benjamin
Graham Perrin
12/20/17
Graham Perrin
For me: Hangouts video now works, without Google's plug-in, with Firefox 56.0.2 (64-bit) and Waterfox 56.0.1 on FreeBSD-CURRENT.

Javi, please: does it work with Firefox 57?
12/20/17
Original Poster
Javi Pulido Espina
@Graham actually, IT WORKS! What did change since my first post? It's strange. Anyway, hoorah!! :)
Google user
12/20/17
Google user
Doesn't work for me in FF57. Nothing changed. I have no hangouts plugin installed.

"Hangouts video and voice calls don’t work in Firefox for now
Google is working to fix this as soon as possible. Until then, use a different supported browser."

I like FF, but for Hangouts, I need to use Chrome
ARA
12/21/17
ARA
Same here, still does not work on Firefox 57.0.1.

"Meet doesn't work on your browser
To join the video meeting
Install the current version of Google Chrome
To install and use Meet on a mobile device, go to
Google Play
or the
iTunes Store"
Graham Perrin
12/21/17
Graham Perrin
That's Google Meet https://meet.google.com/ – not to be confused with Hangouts.

Please try http://hangouts.google.com/

Cross reference: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1166141#answer-1053292 under Firefox and Hangouts? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
ARA
12/21/17
ARA
@Graham: Sorry, I though this was about Hangouts Meet also.

The product name is Hangouts Meet and they ask to submit Feedback through the Hangouts application.
So this is the right forum for Hangouts Meet imho.

If not, please suggest where I should take my feedback.
Graham Perrin
12/22/17
Graham Perrin
Thanks, I wasn't aware of the product differentiations.

https://gsuite.google.com/products/meet/https://gsuite.google.com/support/https://support.google.com/ ➡ expand the array of products ➡ https://support.google.com/meet/ seems to be the place – Search Hangouts Meet Help
Graham Perrin
12/22/17
Graham Perrin
> Doesn't work for me in FF57. …

I tested on a separate computer,  http://hangouts.google.com/ video works for me with Firefox 57.0.1 (64-bit) on Kubuntu. Ergo Vista 621 with a low end Myshow webcam on USB, which fails the 1280x720 test at http://test.webrtc.org/ but evidently it's good enough for Hangouts.

Lester DH, would you like to share support information? about:support
Nicholas Werner
1/13/18
Nicholas Werner
This isn't working for me in FF57.
Tunggul Siswoyo
1/15/18
Tunggul Siswoyo
Hello,
For additional info, I use FF 57.0.4 on Debian Stretch (64bit), Hangouts video & voice now works well. I've tested on previous FF 57 version (couldn't remember whether its 57.0.0 or newer releases), and got same error w/ ARA.
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