I disabled chat. here's why.

it’s only showing your contacts half of the conversation if the conversation was with another device.
I cannot share pictures like I can in hangouts, nor see pictures. so I keep having to use hangouts.

because I keep having to use hangouts, I don’t need two different apps giving me popups about conversations.

how do you disable the chat? I thought I’d done it but the window still keeps popping up!!