How to Turn Chat on or off in Gmail

By default, when you sign in your Gmail account, you will see Hangouts at the left-bottom corner. However, you can decide whether to show the chat window or not.

Step 1: Login your Gmail account (please refer here to open one if you do not have an account yet);

Step 2: In the Gmail account, click the "Setting" button from the right-top corner;

Step 3: Click the "Settings" command from the drop-down list;

Step 4: Click the "Chat" tab in the settings menu and click "Chat off
" if you do not want the chat window appear;

Step 5: Click the "Save Changes" at the bottom and the chat window will disappear;

Step 6: To bring it back, repeat the steps above and click "Chat on".

You can also bring the chat window to the right, please see here for details.

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