Should we turn off the Chat Features in Google Messages even if we use the GSM Partner?

I noticed the Chat Features are enabled on my Z3 Play under Google Messages since I got the 5.2.059 update 12 hours ago.
I disabled this on my spouse’s Moto X4 (which is on the CDMA partner) because the underlying Sprint number was being used for some reason when texting. Should we also disable this on the GSM carrier?
Thanks

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