If you are not using the new Meet Now feature, you can remove it. Follow these steps to remove the Meet Now icon on the taskbar on Windows 10.
With the latest update, Microsoft silently added a new icon called “Meet Now” to the taskbar. As you can guess from the name itself, it allows you to create or join meetings with just a couple of clicks. Of course, the Meet Now button only works with official Microsoft services like Skype and Teams.
If you are working from home and regularly joining meetings via Skype or Teams then the new Meet Now icon is pretty handy because it gives you quick access. Not only for meetings but for personal video chats too. On the other hand, if you are not creating or joining any meeting or using the video chat functionality, the new ‘Meet Now’ icon is just unnecessary on the taskbar. Thankfully, you can easily disable the Meet Now icon and remove it from the taskbar.
In this quick guide, let me share with you the steps to remove Meet Now icon on the taskbar in Windows 10.
Steps to remove Meet Now icon on the taskbar
The new ‘Meet Now’ icon is considered a system icon. Being a system icon, you can remove it either from the taskbar settings or from the icon’s context menu. I will show both methods, follow the one you like.
- First, right-click on the Meet Now icon on the taskbar.
- Select the “Hide” option.
- The meet now icon is hidden instantly.
Disable meet now icon from taskbar settings
The Meet Now icon can also be toggled off from the taskbar settings page. Here’s how.
1. First, right-click on empty space on the taskbar.
2. Select the “Taskbar settings” option from the list.
3. Click on the “Turn system icons on or off” link under the “Notification area” section.
4. Now, find the Meet Now option and turn it OFF.
5. Close the Settings app.
As soon as you turn off the option, the meet now icon will disappear from the taskbar’s system tray.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, check out how to show battery icon on taskbar.