Modified 07 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

If you are using the Hangouts chrome extension, disable Chat in Gmail to save memory.

Chrome can be memory hungry so here’s a tip to save you some if you are using Google Hangouts.

If you already use the Hangouts Chrome extension try disabling Chat in Gmail - our tests show that it will save you some PC memory - plus free up space on your Gmail panels.

To disable Chat in Gmail, click on the right hand Cog, go to Settings and click on the Chat tab. Then simply switch your Chat to Chat off.