How to remove the “Chat” taskbar icon on Windows 11

Windows 11 now includes a chat icon that links to Microsoft Teams in the taskbar. Although handy, if you are not using it, it is easy to hide. Here’s how to turn it off and how to turn it back on if you change your mind later.

How to hide the Windows 11 chat button

Getting rid of the Chat icon in the Windows 11 taskbar is easy. To do this, right-click the Chat button (which looks like a purple word bubble with a video camera icon inside) and select “Hide in taskbar” from the small context menu.

The Chat button will disappear immediately.

You can also open Windows Settings and go to Personalization> Taskbar. In the section “Taskbar items”, flip the switch “Cat” on “Deactivated”.

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<p>After that close settings and you are good to go.</p>
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If you change your mind and want the Chat icon to reappear in your taskbar, right-click on the taskbar and select “Taskbar settings”.

In Windows 11, right-click on the taskbar and select "Taskbar settings."

Windows Settings will open to Personalization> Taskbar. Under “Taskbar Items”, switch “Chat” to “On”.

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<p>As soon as you press the switch, the Chat icon reappears in your taskbar.  If you click on it, you’ll find a convenient way to chat with others through Microsoft Teams.  Enjoy!</p>
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