How can I remove Google Hangouts which was preinstalled on my Android phone?

Maria B April 23, 2014
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The Google Hangouts app is causing an issue with a messaging app I use. I was on the phone with an AT&T’s tech person many times today trying to figure that out. She mentioned that the app can be uninstalled. I tried to do this but found out that it was pre-installed onto my phone and therefore cannot initially be uninstalled because it is a system app.

I thought I would ask the gurus here on MakeUseOf to see if anyone else is having the same issue on their Android phone… so, is there a workaround to uninstall this app?

Thank you,
Maria Bergheim