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Latest Dev Chromium build no longer compatible with Google Hangouts?

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ianwuk
Contributor

Since upgrading to the latest Edge Chromium Dev build (75.0.131.0), if I click a link from Google Calendar to start a Google Meet meeting (Google Hangouts) it now says that the browser is not compatible.  The previous build was compatible.

EdgeChromiumHangouts.PNG

Is there any way to make it compatible right now, besides using Chrome?

Thanks.

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Hi, thanks for reporting the issue! We're actively tracking and investigating the issue. Please stay tuned for more info. For future reference, you can also get direct support from Edge team via https://microsoftedgesupport.microsoft.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?
Thanks for replying @Joon Chang. I contacted Microsoft via the link you gave.
Solution

@ianwuk 

The change was apparently at Google's end. If you alter the UA string to remove the Edg/ component, Google Meet works as before:
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-edge-chromium-suddenly-stops-working-google-meet

 

It looks as if all that is needed is an addition to the collection of domains that work best with Chrome:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/the-new-microsoft-edge-sometimes-impersonates-other-...

Thanks so much for the reply, @Noel Burgess.

Can we manually edit that config file that it uses? Or just change the user agent each time I want to use Google Hangouts?

@ianwuk The user-agent spoofing code is not user-configurable (it's pushed from Microsoft's servers). There are a variety of automatic UA-spoofing extensions available for Chromium-derived browsers, but we expect that this issue will get resolved soon.

Thanks @ericlaw for taking the time to reply - much appreciated! Microsoft help have also acknowlewdged this and say that they are trying to work on something. I guess we will see.
Hope they can resolve this quickly as this limitation plus https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/Issue-with-Google-meeting/m-p/498150 means I just flat out can't use Edge.

@Boarder2 

Here's how you can fix it, until MS support it officially.

 

1 - Install User Agent Switcher as an Edge Chromium extension from the Chrome Web Store here

2 - Edit the Google Chrome Windows user agent string to be:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36

3 - Set the option inside the User Agent Switcher extension to remember the selected user agent at start-up.

Google Hangouts should be working on Edge now and Google Meet fix is expected to be rolling in sometime later today.
Thanks for the heads up! Is chat still broken and what error message are you seeing?
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