How can I complete disable Hangouts in my Google account?

I want to close Hangouts, without disabling my entire Google account. I don't want anyone to be able to message me. If anyone tries to message me, I want them to receive some sort of message saying that I don't have Hangouts enabled.

Is there a way to do this?

I don't want to just uninstall Hangouts on my device, because that might not be enough for my contacts to realise that I am not on Hangouts, I want my contacts to know that I have disabled Hangouts.


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From Remove products

You can remove certain products from your Google Account at any time. To remove a product you no longer use, follow the steps below.


  1. Open your Google Account.
  2. In the "Account preferences" section, select Delete your account or services.
  3. Choose Delete products. You might need to sign in.
  4. Next to the product you want to remove, select Remove Remove.

To remove a product from your account that isn't listed in your Google Account, visit support.google.com for more info on a specific product.


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