Google has been actively integrating Google+ features to it’s other services – for example the new Hangouts in Gmail, that are about to replace the good, old, classic Gmail chat.
Still, Hangouts are not enabled on Gmail by default, you may opt into using them within a few mouse clicks – click your avatar in Gmail chat to bring up the drop-down list, and then select Try the new Hangouts label.
How can I get back the old Gmail chat?
Now, if you’ve opted into Hangouts in your Gmail account, and you’re sort of not liking it; then you may want to get back your favorite old chat interface. Here is how to revert to old Gmail chat, again, within a few clicks:
- Click your avatar or profile pic in the Hangout section in the left-hand-side sidebar in your Gmail account to drop-down the Hangout options list.
Now, at the end of the options, just select Revert to old chat.
- Next, you’ll be prompted like below screenshot, just click the Revert to old chat button in the dialog.
Gmail will load up again, and boom! You have your old Google chat back in your Gmail account.