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.