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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gsnK6CAjw
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.
- Uninstall the Chrome extension for Hangouts.
- 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!