Ever since the chat was brought back, I've not seen the icon on my ipad at all. Whichnis fine by me.
I did turn it off on my PC at home, but I'm on the road till Fri, then on the boat till Mon. It will be a while until I see it again. In the past, chat would reappear after a week or two, not at every reboot or anything easiy identifiable.
Maybe DR just booted me. Seems like a pretty rogue op.