Google Hangouts has been replaced by Google Chat. Learn about the switch from Google Hangouts to Google Chat.

Uninstall the Hangouts app

You can remove the Hangouts app, or use another messaging app.

Important: You can no longer download the classic Hangouts app. If you delete or uninstall the classic Hangouts app on your Android device, you aren't able to reinstall. To continue your conversations, move to the Google Chat appLearn about the switch from classic Hangouts to Google Chat.

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.
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