Our team was trying out Slack for a month and I added the Slack app to Google Hangouts, apparently. Now when I enter a hangout I see this sidebar:

Slack sidebar

Since I stopped using Slack, I've tried removing the app with this button on the right sidebar:

Yes, remove Slack!

And I get this prompt:

The cake is a lie.

But the next time I start up a Hangout, the sidebar is back. I found Google's Add or remove an app in Hangouts, but it doesn't actually say how to remove apps. We are using Google Apps for Work. Do I need to contact an SA to fix this or can I do it on my own?

(Note to developers: can we agree to stop overloading the term "app" now?)


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Complete the following steps to completely remove the Slack/Hangouts integration.

  1. Go to your Slack URL for service integrations: https://.slack.com/services
  2. Under Google+ Hangouts click the hyperlinked "• Easy creation of..."
  3. On the left side click "Remove Integration"
  4. Click OK on the popup
  5. Close Slack
  6. Go to https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions
  7. Revoke Slack's permissions to access Hangouts

Note: Each Slack/Google user that setup and authorized the integration will need to complete these steps.

  • Yep. That did the trick. Out of curiosity, would steps 6 & 7 be sufficient? Sep 27, 2014 at 14:22
  • @JonEricson Glad to hear! Yes, completing only steps 6 and 7 would do it. Slack would still show the Hangouts as an active option on their end, but it doesn't matter if you are no longer using it.
    – user36070
    Sep 27, 2014 at 15:15

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