In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to disable the Google Chat feature in Gmail no matter what platform you are using — Android, iOS, or even Web. Check out this guide and follow the steps.
Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your Android phone.
Step 2: Tap on the hamburger menu and from the options, select “Settings” and then select the Google account.
Step 3: From the General tab, disable the Chat option.
Disable Google Chat in Gmail on iPhone
The process for disabling Google Chat on the iPhone is very much similar to the method that we followed for Android.
Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your phone and go to Settings.
Step 2: In Settings, select the Gmail ID for which you want to disable Google Chat.
Step 3: You will find Chat under the General menu. Disable the toggle and enjoy a streamlined Gmail experience on mobile.
Disable Google Chat in Gmail Web
Once you have disabled the Google Chat option in the Gmail application for your smartphone, whether it’s Android or iPhone, you may also want to do the same for the web version. Thankfully, Google has added support for disabling Chat on the web. Here is a step-by-step guide for the same.
Step 1: Visit Gmail on the web and sign in using Google account credentials.
Step 2: If you are using the new Gmail interface, you will see the Google Chat, Rooms, and Google Meet on the left sidebar.
Step 3: Click on the Settings icon at the upper right corner.
Step 4: Select “See all Settings” from the following menu.
Step 5: Go to the Chat and Meet menu. You can now either revert to the Classic Hangouts or completely turn off the chat feature.
From the same menu, one can change the Google Chat position from left to right as well. Don’t forget to hit the Save Changes button at the bottom before leaving the interface. Otherwise, you won’t see the applied changes to Gmail.