How to activate/deactivate Google+ Hangouts with Gmail Chat

June 23, 2013

How to Activate/Deactivate the Google+ hangouts with Gmail Chat – will show you how to enable or disable the Google+ hangouts with the chat present in the left side of new Gmail. Google+ hangouts will replace the classic chat option on the Gmail as it has some more features than the old one. But at any time we can also activate the old chat.

Before going throuth the article, First you need to enable the chat on Gmail (turn on) so that we will replace that with the Google+ hangouts.

How to activate google+ hangouts with the gmail

1. Log in to Gmail with your Google Account ID and password.
2. Click on the photo present above the Chat on the left side of Gmail to open the “Chat option
3. Now select “Try the new hangouts” on the open window.

Activate the new Google+ hangout with Gmail Chat

Activate hangouts with Gmail Chat

4. It will refresh the active Gmail page on the browser and the new Google+ hangouts will be activate on the Gmail.
5. That is it.

How to remove Google+ hangouts from Gmail

1. Login to Gmail with your Google Account ID and password.
2. Click on the photo present above the Chat on the left side of Gmail to open the “Chat option
3. Now select “Revert to old chat” on the open window.

Revert to classic chat style from hangouts in Gmail

Revert to classic chat from hangouts in Gmail

4. Again it will ask for your confirmation regarding revert to old chat as a pop up message.
5. Click on “Revert to old chat“.

Confirmation dialogue for revert to old chat in Gmail from hangouts

Confirmation dialogue for revert to old chat in Gmail from hangouts

6. It will refresh the active Gmail page on the browser and the hangouts will be remove and the classic style chat will be activate on the Gmail.
7. That is it.

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6 Comments

  1. rvt says:

    Is it possible to remove hangout from google?

  2. reshma says:

    I WANT TO REMOVE SOME PEOPLE FROM HANGOUT CHAT LIST
    HOW TO DELETE?

  3. Resh says:

    I tried using the above steps but i never got my Gchat back. It just keeps saying loading and it never comes back

  4. Cheryl says:

    I’d like to know that too, cause mine keeps going to hangouts even though I reverted back. ugh..google destroys good things constantly making something that was once simple, impossible.

  5. abubakar says:

    thanks dear

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