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How to disable the icon for Google+ Hangouts

The latest layout of Google+ is really pushing "Hangouts". It doesn't interest me, and if it doesn't interest you, you can disable it. This is how

Click the little downward-facing arrow next to where it says "New Hangout". That will give you a drop down menu.
From there, select "sign out of Hangouts" at the bottom. The annoying-looking box will remain, but it will do nothing until you click Sign In.