Disabling 'Call phone' in Gmail

If you do not wish to use or see the Call phone feature in your Gmail chat list, you can disable it. To do so:

  1. In the upper right-hand corner of Gmail, click on the gear icon and then click on Mail settings.
  2. Click on the Chat tab.
  3. In the Call Phone section, click on Disable outbound voice calling.
  4. Click on Save Changes.

The above steps only disable outbound calling in Gmail. If you have enabled Google Chat as a forwarding phone in Google Voice, you must disable it separately.