Interested in feedback regarding my review of a late answer to this 8-year-old question, How I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC
For google chat, if you change your status from automatic -> a custom status, you will get notifications on your android device even when chat is open in an active chrome session.
The late answer was about Google Chat, the app that replaced Hangouts. In review, I tagged the answer "This does not provide an answer to the question"
The OP responded with this comment
Well... I suppose if you want to nit-pick google hangouts is replaced by google chat, so perhaps it only answers the question "How I can get Hangouts notifications on my phone even if I have it open in my PC" to the extent that it is still pertinent. It solves the problem. To each his own.
I was going to leave the following comment but thought I would get some feedback from the community and mods prior to doing that regarding my choice to flag it as "Not an answer", and get feedback on my proposed comment.
I do keep in mind that answers don't need to be "right," but I was looking at it through the lens of a late answer that was not about the same product.
My proposed comment that I have not yet posted:
The 8-year-old post is about a product that no longer exists. It wasn't solved as the functionality was missing though some workarounds were suggested. A new product replaced it. The answer is 8 years too late for the OP and no one today has their problem. The rule of thumb on SE sites is to avoid answering old questions unless you have something substantial to add. This is for many reasons, not least of which is the time of site volunteers who review, improve, and comment on them. It also bumps a very old post to the top of the feed.