Does a 'noindex' tag remove the page from google or just stop google bots from accessing it?

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I'm trying to enhance our SEO through the robot.txt file.

I've just been doing some reading on it but there's one thing I want to make sure I understand before editing.

Does the code: Disallow: /thankyou/

For example, would that just stop the page from being accessed by google when it does a crawl, or does it wipe it from the internet completely meaning it would return a 404 tag?
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  • For removing page you need to use Search Console Tool, noindex o robots.txt is just a basic requirement.
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    You want to add a noindex tag to the page itself. That removes it from Google but does not prevent crawling.

    I would not use robots.txt for that. Robots.txt is often ignored.
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