Am I missing something or is there no way to disable Gtalk history by default? Clearing separate conversations is a pain. If history can't be turned off, is there at least a way to wipe the whole Gtalk history at once somehow?

(using android2.2)

thank you

  • What version of Talk do you have? Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 16:52
  • it's gtalk version 1.3
    – tkit
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 17:53
  • I think the only way is to do it for each conversation, alternatively next time you start a new chat you could use the option do go off the record (haven't try that though).
    – Jan S.
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 19:00
  • @janfsd - off the record means something like 'off the server record'.. unfortunately has nothing to do local history.. oh well, we'll just have to wait for some better days I guess =)
    – tkit
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 19:09
  • Oh, good to know that it will still be in the local history. I have tried wiping the data for talk also but still did not work :(
    – Jan S.
    Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 2:36

3 Answers 3


Signing out and exiting (may need to check the task manager to make sure it's closed) should clear the local history.

  • nope, does not work.
    – tkit
    Commented Feb 12, 2011 at 16:32
  • Updated my answer. Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 17:25
  • 1
    works :D thnx =)
    – tkit
    Commented Jun 18, 2011 at 4:37

Check ReChat (Android chat): http://refineandroid.doodlekit.com/
- Facebook, Google Talk, basic Jabber/XMPP;
- multiple accounts at once;
- plain/bubble views. Customize avatar/font sizes.
- font packs (download separate apk to keep memory).
- full Unicode support;
- favorites (always in contact list);
- customize income message notification: default sound/your sound file, LED, vibration, status bar notification.
- chat history. Export (email) selected messages, open chat messages, whole history for a contact, whole history for all contacts. Archive attachment with 7zip.

Facebook features:
- all non-chat permissions are revoked, customize period, "revoke now".
- upload image/short video (several share options)
- send image/short video to a contact (private wall post).
- send message to a contact (as a private event or private wall post).
- set status message.

Google Talk features:
- showing total count of unread emails;
- marking contacts with unread emails;
- new email notification;
- list of unread emails subjects (without content);
- add/remove contacts.

Basic Jabber/XMPP features:
- add/remove contacts.


You can turn off gtalk logging via Gmail, Settings > Chat > Never save chat history. To close all chat windows, you can use (in the gtalk application) option button > More > Close all chats.

  • chat history is already turned of in my gmail account, and when I use gtalk app on android - it still keeps history logs
    – tkit
    Commented Feb 10, 2011 at 16:11
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    You'd think Google would've made the app check for this setting or something. Commented Feb 10, 2011 at 22:22

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