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Short answer The described behaviour is by design. There isn't a setting to disable it. In Google words... From  Hangouts are synced automatically across devices, so you can start a Hangout on your computer and continue on another device, like your phone. References Getting started with Hangouts - Hangouts Help Get Google Voice texts ...
From Hangouts Help Page: Turn off Hangouts and use Google Chat: Open Hangouts in Gmail. Click your name. Click Revert to old Chat. Gmail will refresh, and you can start using Google Chat.
Yes, you can revert to the old Google Chat interface. First, click on the down arrow next to your name/icon. It will bring up a menu of settings (like the picture below). Second, click on "Revert to old chat". It will reload the gmail webapp, and will open a short survey where you can explain why you don't like it. As with other Google interface changes, ...
It's not possible because when the Hangouts user is searching for a contact, the search results, according to See people’s online status - Hangouts Help, could include: Your contacts Your circles People in your domain People on Hangouts People not on Hangouts
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