Pretty much every time I get a text message, Hangouts gives me an annoying notification asking to handle my text messages (which I don't want to do). Is there a way to disable it?

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Turn it on, then go into Hangouts and turn it off.

Actually I really wanted to write/receive SMS from Hangouts, but it didn't quite work well. Sometimes I could not even reply to the message. So yeah. I disabled it and no nag ever since.

  • I'm trying your method at the moment, but it may take a day or two to see if it works! Dec 14, 2013 at 7:21
  • It's alright. I got the stupid notifciation again after a Hangouts update. Gotta love Google.
    – Apache
    Dec 14, 2013 at 9:54
  • Hmm, that sucks. I think I'm going to chalk it up to "Google is trying to control my life and will never stop." Dec 14, 2013 at 15:19
  • Well, I haven't gotten any annoying notifications since I read your answer, so I'm going to mark it as accepted! It's not permanent, but better than nothing. Dec 15, 2013 at 3:21

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