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Uninstall the Hangouts app

You can remove the Hangouts app, or use another messaging app. If you accidentally delete Hangouts, you can add it back to your device.

Sign out of Hangouts and use another app

Learn how to uninstall an app from your device.

If Hangouts is preinstalled on your device, you can't delete the app. If you don't want to use Hangouts, sign out and use another messaging app.

  1. Open the Hangouts app .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap your Google Account.
  5. Scroll to the bottom and tap Sign out.

Reinstall the Hangouts app

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