How to Turn Off/Delete/Recover Google Hangout History

Google Hangout is a useful application that can be used by users all over the world to chat with their contacts. As a result, all your conversations and contents will be stored to your Google account automatically. If you do not want the third person read those conversations, then you need to delete Hangout history in mobile or computer manually.

Delete Hangout History

So how to disable Google hangout history feature and delete all chat conversations? If you do not want to keep the backup of chat history with Google Hangouts app, then you can follow steps below to delete all hangout history with ease. In another word, it is the best answer towards the question "How do I delete Google chat history".

Part 1: How Do I Turn Off and Delete Google Chat History

The following paragraphs focus on how to delete Hangout chat history on web, Android and iPhone. In addition, you should also know what happens when you turn Google chat history off in Hangouts. Well, nobody can access conversations attached to your Google account, even though the account is hacked. So you can protect your privacy effectively by deleting hangout history.

Turn Off and Delete Hangout History on Windows PC/Mac

Delete Hangout History on Computer

Step 1. Open hangouts.google.com on your web browser.

Step 2. Locate the conversation with the certain person.

Step 3. Choose "Settings" icon on the top-right corner.

Step 4. Uncheck "Conversation history" to disable Google Hangout history.

Step 5. Select "Delete" and confirm to delete Hangouts history permanently.

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Turn Off and Delete Hangout History Permanently on Android Device

Step 1. Launch Google Hangouts app and pick one conversation to delete.

Step 2. Click "Menu" option and choose "Turn history off".

Step 3. Sign into your Gmail account.

Step 4. Choose "More" and select "Chats".

Step 5. Select the certain conversation and click "Delete Hangout history".

Step 6. Choose "Permanently delete history for this Hangout" to confirm the operation.

Turn History Off and Delete It in Google Hangouts on iOS Devices

Turn History Off and Delete It

Step 1. Open Hangouts app on your iPhone or iPod.

Step 2. Choose any conversation and select "More".

Step 3. Click "Options" and choose "History" under "Conversation" to disable Google Hangout.

Step 4. Choose "Delete conversation" under Google Hangout "Options" to delete Hangout history on iPad or iPhone.

Thus, the copy of your chat history and conversations will be deleted completely. And you are not able to view these messages any more.

Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Hangout Messages

What if you delete the wrong Hangout history by mistake? Is there any way to recover deleted Hangout messages? Fortunately, there are two powerful tools for iPhone and Android users to retrieve the deleted or lost messages on Hangout. As a result, you can recover archived Hangouts and deleted Hangout chat history easily and quickly.

How to Recover Hangout Chat History from Android

Apeaksoft Android Data Recovery allows users to recover deleted or lost files from Android phones, tablets and SD cards directly. Moreover, you can back up your current and deleted files on your computer through a USB cable as well. Therefore, it is quite easy to recover deleted Hangout history and messages.

  • Recover contacts, messages, call logs and more than 20 Android file types on Windows or Mac PC.
  • Recover deleted data from Android smart phones and tablets.
  • Work with over 5,000 Android phones and tablets.
  • Get deleted or lost Android files from various scenarios.

Step 1. Connect Android to Android Data Recovery

Free download and install Android Data Recovery to retrieve deleted messages from Google Hangouts. Launch this program and plug Android into your computer.

Connect Android

Step 2. Enable USB debugging mode

Follow the on-screen instruction to activate the USB debugging. Later, click "OK" to move on. In addition, Android Data Recovery supports all Android versions.

Open USB debugging

Step 3. Choose file types to recover

There are many available items about file types you can recover. So you can click the small box before "Messages" and other options. Then choose "Next" to move on.

 Choose Data Type

Step 4. Retrieve Google Hangout history from Android

Select any message to preview its detail information. Later, set a destination folder and choose "Recover" to retrieve deleted hangout history without overwriting.

Recovery

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How to Retrieve Deleted Hangout Messages from iPhone and iPad

To recover deleted Hangout messages from iPhone and iPad, you can turn to Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery for help. It supports any iOS device running the latest iOS 11. Thus, you can restore Hangout history deleted accidentally with or without backup safely. And its real-time preview window allows users to monitor every detail carefully.

  • Recover deleted or lost data from iPhone, iPad and iPod directly.
  • Support over 20 file types iOS data including text messages, app data, etc.
  • Preview, export and retrieve deleted or lost data from any iOS device.
  • Recover from iTunes and iCloud backup without erasing.

Step 1. Open iPhone Data Recovery

Download and install iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then connect iPhone to your computer via a lightning USB cable.

Open iPhone Data Recovery

Step 2. Scan your iPhone

You will be in the default "Recover from iOS Device" mode. Click "Start Scan" when the device is connected. Wait few seconds until the program detects your Apple device.

Scan your iPhone

Step 3. Preview and retrieve deleted Hangout history

All available iOS files display in categories. Choose "Messages" in the left panel and select the deleted Hangout messages you want to recover. In addition, you can use the preview window to find the certain Google Hangout history easily. At last, choose "Recover" to start retrieving Hangout history from iPhone or iPad without data loss.

Preview and retrieve deleted Hangout history

At last but not least, you had better backup important data before you start to delete hangout history on computer or mobile phone. You can also get useful tools here to recover deleted Google Hangout history with ease.

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