What happens if I uninstall Google Hangouts?

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Hangouts is a very cool messaging app with a good number of options. It is not exactly an easy thing to stand out in a world where we have an infinity of alternatives available, all trying to reign in this sector.

Google has done a great job with Hangouts by offering a number of features for both individuals and large companies. Today we will see if it is possible to uninstall the application and above all we will see what happens if i delete Google Hangouts from my mobile.



We've already covered in detail what Hangouts is, what it's for, and how it works. An interesting app with good functions, if you want to know a little more about that app we recommend you visit our article where we go into detail about all the features it has.

How to uninstall Google Hangouts?

Many people are wondering, how can I uninstall Google Hangouts? In fact, the application cannot be uninstalled as it comes with the operating system. What we can do is disable the app, which to some extent is something like this.

In this way, what we will get is deactivate the application so that it does not appear in the list of apps. Don't worry you can activate it using the same method we will do next:

  • You open " Settings »Or» Settings »Of your mobile phone.
  • Now you will have to go up " App and notification «.
  • You will need to find the application you want to deactivate. In case you don't see it, you just have to touch " See all apps «.
  • When you find Hangouts, click » disable »And Hangouts will no longer appear in the application list, nor will you be able to open it until you reactivate the app, so in a nutshell it could be said that it is uninstalled.



Does anything happen if I uninstall Google Hangouts?

Absolutely nothing happens. If you have a rooted device, you can remove the application without any problems at any time which will not cause any kind of problem with your device or other Google applications.

In case you later want to reinstall Hangouts, all you need to do is go to the Play Store and search for the app to reinstall it. Nothing more.

However, the best alternative is the one we discussed a little above to quickly have the app available in case you want to use it again.

Likewise, there are currently other similar applications that are even better than Hangouts and it's best to look for alternatives as Google has announced that Hangouts Classic will no longer be available to G Suite users.


What other apps can impersonate Hangouts? The one that gives its best is undoubtedly Skype. For those companies that have fewer than 20 employees, the free version of Skype meets all the necessary requirements to meet all your needs.

However, in case you have a bigger company, you can opt for Skype for Business which is, above all, quite cheap and has features optimized for companies and to improve the management of their employees.


Have questions about What happens if I uninstall Google Hangouts? In reality, absolutely nothing happens and you can do it whenever you want as mentioned above. It is another app that we have available with the only difference that it is pre-installed on our device.

If you have any other questions about Hangouts you can leave them in the comments which are a little further down.

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