How to disable Google Chat in Gmail on Android

Guide to Disable Google Chat in Gmail on Android – Google recently announced that they are bringing the Google One for individuals. It will be very helpful for people who do not work for any organization. Freelancers and general users will be benefitted from this decision. In 2020, Google decided to rebrand G Suite and launch as Google Workspace. Following the decision, they decided to launch Google Workspace for everyone.

Lastly, they decided to rebrand their legacy messaging service Hangouts to Google Chat. It was not just a rebranding but Google wanted to integrate Hangouts with other Google Products. So, after the rebranding, Google Chat was introduced in Google Workspace and Gmail to provide a Slack-like experience.

However, many people opposed this decision, as they don’t want any additional section in Gmail. It was considered as bloatware in the Gmail app. If you’re one of those who didn’t like this change and want to disable Google Chat in Gmail on Android. We got you covered.

In this article, we will show you How to disable Google chat in Gmail on Android devices. Following the guide, you’ll be able to remove the Google chat section from Gmail Android. So, let’s get started.

How to disable Google Chat in Gmail on Android

Following these steps, you can disable Google chat in Gmail on Android:

Step 1: Navigate to Gmail Settings

At first, you need to launch the Gmail app on an Android device. After that tap on the hamburger menu to open the side menu. Choose the gear icon to open Gmail Settings.


Step 2: Choose the Google Account

In the Settings section, you’ll need to choose a Google Account. It will open the Gmail settings for that particular Google account


Step 3: General Section > Disable Google Chat

In the Google Account settings, uncheck the Chat option under the General settings section. It will disable Google Chat in Gmail on Android devices, and you won’t see any chat option in the Gmail app.


After disabling Google Chat, the chat icon will disappear in the Gmail app. But, you can still use Google Chat through an additional application or web.

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Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 5 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.

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