Google Hangouts - How to Disable Animated Emojis

December 2016

This tutorial explains how to prevent Google Hangouts from displaying animated emojis in your conversations. Hangouts automatically converts text/word like "happy birthday", "woot" or "yay" into animated emojis and some users might find this feature annoying.

Open your web browser, connect to your Google+ account and click on Hangouts icon displayed at the top right corner of your screen:

Scroll to Chat Options and clear the Convert text to emoji checkbox:

This new setting automatically applies to all your Hangouts conversations.

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