On my Samsung Galaxy S2, I am using Google Talk. I also use the preinstalled messaging app for SMS. This messaging app seams to read my Google account and shows Google Talk messages. Therefore I get Google Talk messages twice. Once in each app.

How can I deactivate receiving Google Talk messages in the preinstalled messaging app without deactivating the whole Google account on my phone?

  • Are you getting SMSes for the Talk messages, or is the Talk conversation just being linked from the Messaging app? Sep 8, 2011 at 16:17
  • No SMSes. The messaging app "talks" Google Talk. Can not find any option to deactivate :-(
    – Witek
    Sep 9, 2011 at 8:24

2 Answers 2


After the latest update, the Samsung messaging app provides an option to disable Google Talk messages. Exactly what I was looking for.


If you just want to disable the Talk notifications and use Messaging for everything, it should be as simple as opening Google Talk, going to its settings, then disabling IM notifications.

  • I want to disable IM notifications in the preinstalled messaging app. I still want to have the IM notifications in the Google Talk app. Because now I have always two notifications for the same incoming message. One from the messaging app and another one from the Google Talk app.
    – Witek
    Sep 13, 2011 at 7:31
  • Why not just have all your IM happening through the built-in messaging app? I haven't used Samsung's, myself, but it can't be any worse than the Google Talk one. :)
    – fluffy
    Sep 13, 2011 at 17:07
  • Samsungs messages app is buggy. After opening from notification bar, sometimes it jumps into wrong conversation. And it is very ugly. And it obviously does things I do not want. Samsung creates nice hardware, but should stop forcing their bad software on users.
    – Witek
    Sep 14, 2011 at 13:42
  • Hm, then maybe there's a way of just replacing Samsung's messaging app with the standard Android one. That would kill two birds with one stone.
    – fluffy
    Sep 14, 2011 at 15:44
  • I think, the preinstalled apps can not be removed without rooting. And installing another messaging app does not stop the original one from running in the background and notifying about Google Talk messages.
    – Witek
    Sep 15, 2011 at 11:06

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