How to Uninstall Hangouts on Android


This wikiHow teaches you how to uninstall Google Hangouts on Android. If you downloaded Google Hangouts from the Google Play Store, you can uninstall it in the App Settings menu. If Google Hangouts came pre-installed on your Android device, it is not possible to completely uninstall Google Hangout.[1] However you can disable it.

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It’s the gear icon in the app drawer or on the home screen. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the apps drawer. On many phones, Google Hangouts comes pre-installed as part of the system. If Google Hangouts came pre-installed on your phone, it cannot be uninstalled. However, you can disable it.

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It's in the upper-right corner of the Settings app.

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This displays a list of settings related to Google Hangouts.

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It has a green icon with quotation marks in it. This opens the Hangouts app info screen.

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If the app is running in the background, this forces it to stop running.

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It's the first option at the top of the App Info screen. This displays a confirmation pop-up. If the "Uninstall" button is unavailable, tap Disable instead. Google Hangouts cannot be uninstalled on your phone.

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It's in the lower-right corner of the confirmation pop-up. This uninstalls Google Hangouts. If you wish, you can go to the Google Play Store to . If you can't uninstall the app, you may be able to uninstall any updates for the app. This can free up some space on your phone.