How to Disable Google Chat Notifications in Gmail

Chat notifications

Google Chat is now fully integrated with Gmail on both Mobile and Desktop devices. If you are one of those users who cannot resist trying their hand on a newly launched service, chances are you already have Google Chat integrated with your Gmail account or you’re on your way to do that.

Though in a peculiar scenario, where users have enabled notifications on their Gmail app as well as the standalone Google Chat app. They are receiving a duplicate notification for each of the messages and mentions received.

Be it may the duplicate notification problem or the assortment of notifications, in general disturbing your tranquility. You shall be served a quick and easy solution to it!

Disable Google Chat Notifications in Gmail on Desktop

Go to mail.google.com and log in to your account. After logging in, click on the ‘Active’ button which would be located on the upper right section of the screen. Next, click on the ‘Chat notification Settings’ from the list.

access google chat notification settings

Now, uncheck the ‘Allow chat notifications’ option by clicking on the checkbox, to stop all notifications from Google Chat.

Disable google chat notifications in gmail for desktop

After that, click on ‘Done’ situated at the right bottom corner of the notifications window to apply your changes.

Save to disable google chat notifications in gmail for desktop

When you turn off notifications for your chats, Google will send you email notifications for unread direct messages and mentions. If you wish to turn them off as well, locate the ‘Email notifications’ tab from the same window. Then select the ‘Off’ option from the drop-down menu. Then, click ‘Done’ to apply changes.

Select off from drop down to disable emails for google chat notifications

Disable Notifications for a Particular Chat or Room

Disabling notifications for a certain chat requires just 2 clicks, literally! Follow along to quickly disable notifications for a particular chat or room.

Head to the specific chat or room and click on the kebab menu (three-vertical-dots). Now, click on the ‘Turn off notifications’ to turn off the notifications for the selected chat or room. Boom! you are done.

Disable only Notification Sounds

To only disable the sounds for the notifications, go to ‘Chat notification Settings’ as we did in the earlier step. Locate the ‘Play notification sounds’ in the ‘Desktop notifications’ pane. Next, uncheck the option by clicking on the checkbox right next to it.

Hit ‘Done’ to apply your changes.

Disable Google Chat Notifications in Gmail on Mobile

It requires only a couple of steps to disable chat notifications in Gmail on mobile. So let’s get started.

On Android Devices

Open the Gmail application on your device and tap on the hamburger icon situated on the top left corner of your screen to access the menu.

After that, scroll down and tap on ‘Settings’ option from the menu.

Now, select the account from the list you want to disable the chat notifications for.

Once you are at the settings page, locate the ‘Chat notifications’ option under the ‘Notifications’ pane. Now, uncheck the checkbox beside ‘Chat notifications’ option to disable the notifications.

Disable google chat notifications in gmail for all on android

Disable Notifications for a Particular Chat

Open the Gmail application on your device and tap on the ‘Chat’ option from the bottom of your screen.

Now, tap on the certain chat you want to disable the notifications for.

Next, tap on the name or email address from the top section of the screen.

Now, head to the ‘Notifications’ option and toggle the switch to ‘Off’ positon.

disable google chat notification in gmail for a particular chat

On iOS Devices

Open the Gmail application on your device and tap on the hamburger icon from the top right corner of the screen.

tap on hamburger icon

Next, scroll down and tap on the ‘Settings’ option from the list.

tap on settings

Now choose the account you want to disable the notifications for by tapping on it.

Select the account to disable the notification for

After you have selected the account, scroll down till you locate the ‘Chat Notifications’ option. It will be under ‘Notifications’ sub-head.

select chat notifications option from the list

Next, click on the ‘Off’ option from the list to disable all notifications.

disable google chat notification in gmail for all in ios

Disable Notifications for a Particular Chat

Open the Gmail application on your device and tap on the ‘Chat’ option from the bottom of your screen.

Select the Chat tab

Now, tap on the certain chat you want to disable the notifications for.

Select the chat to mute

Next, tap on the name or email address from the top section of the screen.

Tap on the name

Now, toggle the ‘Notifications’ option to turn of notifications for that particular chat.

disable google chat notifications in gmail for a particular chat in ios

Well, well, somebody has learned a new trick today. You can now tackle those pesky notifications head-on! Though be vary of not missing an important message.