Contact names not showing in Hangouts

Contact names not showing in hangouts seems to be a pretty common problem for some.  What I find interesting is that most people report this problem with their phone.  If you are here looking to fix your phone let me suggest you look at this first:

If you are here because you found your desktop application of Hangouts isn’t working then let me tell you it’s a pretty simple fix.

  1. Uninstall the Chrome extension for Hangouts.
  2. Go to the Google Chrome store and reinstall the extension for Hangouts offered by Google … or you can click here.

Now your contact names not showing in hangouts should be fixed-up and you are seeing names instead of their numbers once again.

For something that you’ve probably been trying many other ways to fix this, it’s a pretty simple thing many overlook.

This seems to be tied to upgrades with the app/Chrome in some manner but we aren’t here to talk about that today are we?!

Hope this helped!