This article will teach you two different ways to remove chat icon from taskbar in Windows 11.
How to remove Conversation icon from taskbar
Windows 11 adds many new features and functions that you can take advantage of. A useful feature is to add a Chat feature to the Windows 11 taskbar. By default, the Chat feature gives you easy access to Microsoft Teams. But, if you don’t use Teams or just don’t want the icon on your taskbar, you can remove it.
Remove Conversation icon directly from taskbar
The easiest way to remove the Conversation icon from the Windows 11 taskbar is to right-click on the Windows taskbar and select Settings from the taskbar. Then, simply turn off the Chat option to turn it off and free up space on your taskbar.
Remove Conversation Icon Using Windows Settings
Follow these steps to remove the Conversation icon from your Windows taskbar.
1. Open Settings and access Personalization.
2. Select Closed off stain in the list of options.
3. Disable the option Conversation.
To reactivate the icon, simply repeat these steps and reactivate the conversation.
Remove Conversation Icon via Windows Search Bar
In the Windows search bar, type taskbar settings”, press the return key to switch the chat to “off”.
Why did Microsoft add a chat icon to my taskbar?
The chat icon has been added to the Windows 11 taskbar to push Microsoft Teams to more users. Microsoft is working to make Teams more adaptable for businesses and individual users. The Chat icon has been added to make it easier for users to access the Teams app. When enabled, you can easily make calls and send text messages using Microsoft Teams from the Chat icon in Windows 11.
If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments. Also check out this guide if you want to learn how to customize the Windows 11 taskbar.
How to remove weather from taskbar in Windows 11?
Open Settings and select Personalization > bar tasks. Or right-click on the taskbar and select Settings from the taskbar. Next to widgetsplace the cursor on Disabled. The Weather icon will be immediately removed from the taskbar.
How to remove Teams from taskbar in Windows 11?
To remove Teams from your taskbar, launch Settings and select Apps > Startup. Scroll to Microsoft Teams and turn the cursor to Off. You won’t see Teams in the taskbar on startup.
How to remove taskbar widgets in Windows 11?
The easiest way to remove taskbar widgets in Windows 11 is to right-click on the taskbar and select Settings from the taskbar. Next to widgetsplace the cursor on Disabled. You can also access Settings > Personalization > bar tasks and disable the widgets.