To disable the chat, follow the steps below:
- If your device is Android:
Go to Menu > Settings > Account (click on your email address), and in Preferences uncheck the "Chat" box. That way, you won't be able to receive or send messages from your account.
If your device is iOS:
Go to Menu > Settings and uncheck Chat.
If you wish to reactivate the chat, you can do so by following the same steps.