How to Disable Notifications for Individual Chats in Google Hangouts

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Disabling notifications for particular chats can be a good idea if you wish to stay focused while you're online or to avoid unnecessary eyes on your personal chats while you're away from your device. The built-in feature of disabling chat notifications gives you the freedom to block the notifications of a single chat. This wikiHow will show you how to disable Hangouts chat notifications using mobile and PC.

Using the Mobile App

  1. Open Google Hangouts. Open the application using the app drawer or by typing the name of the app on Google search.
  2. Open the chat that you want to stop notifications for. As you open the app, it will display all the recent chats. Navigate through them and tap on the chat you wish to mute.
  3. Open the chat menu. On the top-right side of the screen, tap on the 3 dots ⋮ to open the chat menu. Select Options from the menu.
  4. Disable the chat notifications. Under the Notification Options section, slide the slider to left to turn off the notifications of that particular chat.
    • To enable the notifications, slide the slider to right again.

Using the Desktop Website

  1. Navigate to the Hangouts website. On the search bar of your browser, copy paste https://hangouts.google.com/ and press ↵ Enter to visit the website of Google Hangouts. Log in using your Google email ID and password if required.
  2. Open the chat where you wish to block the notifications. From the displayed recent chats, search for the chat you want to mute and click to open it; a chat window will pop up as you click on the name of the person.
    • If you haven't had a chat with a certain person and still wish to disable their notifications, select the 'People' tab (the logo shows two people standing one after the other) from the left side and find on the list of contacts synced by Google. Clicking on their name will open a chat window.
  3. Open chat settings. Select the 'Settings' option (gear icon) from the top-right side of the chat window.
  4. Disable the chat notifications. In the settings menu, un-check the Notifications box to stop all types of notifications regarding that particular chat.
    • To re-enable the notification, follow the above steps and check the Notifications box to resume the notifications.
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