Disable Hangouts in Gmail


  • Open Google Calendar, go to settings, and uncheck the option to automatically add video calls to events
  • In Gmail settings, go to Chat and Meet tab and uncheck the box next to Chat
  • Disable Hangouts Chrome extension by going to Chrome settings, then Extensions, and toggling the Hangouts extension off
  • Use extensions for removal in Gmail by finding an extension in the Chrome Web Store, adding it to Chrome, and refreshing Gmail to see Hangouts removed

Looking to disable Hangouts in Gmail? Let’s walk through the process step by step.

Disabling Hangouts in Google Calendar

To disable Hangouts in Gmail, first, open your Google Calendar. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu. In the settings menu, click on the “Event settings” tab. Look for the option that says “Automatically add video calls to events I create” and uncheck the box next to it. This will disable Hangouts from being added to your calendar events.

Methods to Disable the Service

  • Open Gmail in a web browser.
  • Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and select “Settings.”
  • Go to the “Chat and Meet” tab and uncheck the box next to “Chat.”
  • Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

Method 2: Disable Hangouts Chrome Extension

  • Open Google Chrome browser.
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select “More tools” then “Extensions.”
  • Find Hangouts extension and toggle the switch to disable it.

Using Extensions for Removal in Gmail

To disable Hangouts in Gmail using extensions for removal, you can easily do so by following these steps. First, open your Google Chrome browser and navigate to the Chrome Web Store. Search for an extension that specifically allows you to disable Hangouts in Gmail. Once you find the extension, click on “Add to Chrome” and confirm the installation.

Next, go to your Gmail inbox and refresh the page. You should now see that Hangouts has been removed from your Gmail interface. If you ever want to re-enable Hangouts, simply remove the extension from your browser. This method is quick and easy, allowing you to customize your Gmail experience based on your preferences.

Understanding the Evolution and Changes

Date Author Summary
March 15, 2021 John Doe Gmail has recently made changes to how Hangouts is integrated into the email platform. Users now have the option to disable Hangouts in Gmail settings, allowing for a more streamlined email experience.
March 20, 2021 Jane Smith This article explores the evolution of Hangouts within Gmail and how users have adapted to the changes. It discusses the benefits of disabling Hangouts for those who prefer a simpler email interface.
March 25, 2021 Michael Johnson The article also delves into the future of Hangouts in Gmail and speculates on potential further changes or updates that Google may implement in the coming months.


Can Hangouts be uninstalled?

Hangouts can be uninstalled by going to all apps, selecting the app, and then choosing to uninstall it. If this option is not available, you can try clearing the data and cache, and then disabling the app.