How to Delete Your Hangouts Account

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How to Delete Your Hangouts Account

Did you know that the classic Google Hangouts has been replaced by Google Chat? Originally a feature of Google+, the cross-platform instant messaging service launched in 2013 is effectively discontinued. Even if you're a Gmail user who plans to transition to an updated service, you may learn how to delete your Hangouts account for good measure.

Just because the Google Workspace is changing to integrate the new Google Chat feature doesn't necessarily mean your old Hangouts account will be deleted on your behalf. You'll have to remove your info from your iPhone or Android device, or you could delete your old Google Hangouts account with the help of DoNotPay.

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Is It Possible to Delete a Google Hangouts Account?

Here's the thing about Google—your Google account is linked to your Google Hangouts account. That means the only way to learn how to delete your Hangouts account is by deleting your entire Google account. If you prefer to continue using Google as your instant messaging platform, you can look forward to the new integrations offered by Google Chat. The fact remains that your old Hangouts apps will still exist without your decisive action.

Why Should I Delete an Old Hangouts Account?

You may be wondering why it matters whether you delete your Hangouts account if the service is about to be discontinued. Here are some reasons you might consider deleting your unwanted apps from your devices:

  • You receive too many requests for calls and intrusive chat windows.
  • You want to remove the Google Hangouts mobile data from your phone.
  • You're deleting an account associated with an old Gmail address.
  • You've experienced identity theft and are removing potential virtual leaks or threats.

What Steps Do I Need to Take to Remove Google Hangouts From My Devices?

Whether you need to delete your account from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, the process can be confusing. You could save yourself some frustration and time by letting DoNotPay take care of the entire thing for you, or you could attempt to figure out the deletion process on your own.

Remove Hangouts from Android Device
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Hangouts app.
  2. In the top left corner, tap the Menu icon.
  3. Next to your account, tap the down arrow v.
  4. Tap Manage Accounts > Google > [your Google Account].
  5. At the top right, tap More: > Remove account.
Remove Hangouts from iPad/iPhone Device
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Hangouts app.
  2. At the top left, tap the Menu icon.
  3. Next to your account, tap the down arrow v.
  4. Tap Manage Accounts.
  5. At the top right, tap Edit.
  6. Next to the account you'd like to delete, tap Remove.
  7. At the top right, tap Done.

What if I Don't Have Access to My Google Hangouts Account?

If you have lost or forgotten the Gmail password that gives you access to your Google Hangouts account, it could be nearly impossible for you to figure out how to retrieve it without help. Luckily, DoNotPay has a Recover Passwords feature that gives you the help you need when it's time to recover your login information.

How to Use DoNotPay's Recover Passwords Option

  1. Go to the Recover Passwords product on DoNotPay and select the type of account you are trying to recover, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.
  2. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails and phone numbers.
  3. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account when you last logged in and any payment methods saved under the account.
  4. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.
  5. Enter any last known or previously used passwords to help verify your identity.
  6. Enter your contact information and submit the task.

How to Delete Your Old Google Hangouts Accounts Using DoNotPay

If you want to successfully delete your old Google Hangouts account worry-free but don't know where to start, DoNotPay can make the process quick and easy. Our Delete Old Accounts product works by following these simple steps:

  1. Go to Delete Old Accounts product on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select the type of account you are trying to delete, such as email, streaming service, social media, gaming, eCommerce, and more.

     

  3. Tell us more about your account, including usernames and associated emails / phone numbers.

     

  4. Help us verify your account ownership by entering the date you first created the account, when you last logged in, any payment methods saved under the account, etc.

     

  5. Upload photographic evidence if you have any that can help prove your account ownership.

     

  6. Enter any last known or previously used passwords.

     

  7. Enter your contact information and submit the task!

     

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