I need to disable the chat on my Google Drive’s shared documents, as I work with people around the world who need privacy. As I discovered, you have the chance to disable it in your own account, but I need to hide/disable for every user that shares my document. It's possible?

  • What type of Google accounts you and your collaborators are using? a) consumer accounts (free) b) Google Apps for Work accounts Nov 6, 2015 at 22:56

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G Suite administrators can turn off chat inside Docs, Sheets, and Slides by turning off Google Hangouts. See Turn Hangouts on or off for users.


There is no way to turn it off...for now...

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