How to revert to old Gmail chat or try the new Hangout chat

Have you switched to the new Hangout chat and you want to revert to old Gmail chat? Then I have a solution for you. Recently, Google made major changes to their interface on Google+ which also affect several other products like Gmail chat.

Old Gmail chat

Below is a screenshot of the old Gmail chat what was included originally.

old gmail chat

Try new Hangout chat

If you want to try the new hangout chat, click on your picture and then click “Try new Hangout chat”.

try new hangout chat

Revert to old Gmail Chat

After trying it, and if you don’t like it for now, you can click on your picture again. Then choose “revert to old chat” to revert to old Gmail chat. Keep in mind that eventually the old chat will go away and will be replaced by the new one. There are future changes coming to it so be patient has this feature is being upgraded.

revert to old gmail chat

Kim Beasley

Kim is a Social Media Strategist who loves developing WordPress websites and managing social media for her clients. Being passionate about helping business owners to grow their visibility, Kim loves to connect people and technology.After spending almost 20 years in Corporate America as a Technical Project Manager, Kim decided that she wanted to focus more on entrepreneurs and use her MBA in eBusiness to help them grow their online presence. Kim has also participated in Hangouts on Air with news organization such as: NPR, HuffPost Live, FOX, BBC, Business2Community.com and NBC.

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