How to Disable Microsoft's New 'Meet Now' Functionality in Windows 10

How to Disable Microsoft’s New ‘Meet Now’ Functionality in Windows 10

Microsoft introduced the Skype Meet Now feature to Windows 10 beta builds earlier this year, and the feature is now gradually being rolled out to non-Insider (general public) users.

When Meet Now is connected to Windows 10, a small button with a video camera icon will appear in the screen tray, which when pressed will launch the Skype Meet Now web conferencing app.

read: Microsoft Edge Tips and Tricks

This icon enables Microsoft to directly integrate its Meet Now video conferencing platform into Windows 10 in order to compete with Zoom and other systems.

How to Disable Microsoft's New 'Meet Now' Functionality in Windows 10

If you click on the icon, a flyout will appear with two options: ‘Create a meeting’ or ‘Join a meeting,’ as seen in the screenshot above.

Both options will launch the Skype programme and the video conference right away. If you don’t have the Skype app installed, Windows 10 will launch Skype Web in Microsoft Chrome Edge, where you can create or join a Skype meeting.
In Windows 10, how do I turn off the Skype Meet icon?

As previously mentioned, Meet Now is supported by default, but you can disable it by right-clicking the icon and selecting ‘hide.’

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If you are still unable to hide the Meet Now button from the taskbar, take the following steps:

Settings Open,
Click the Personalization button.
Click the Taskbar.
Click on the ‘Switch machine icons on or off’ button.

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Scroll and turn off the ‘Meet Now’ option.

If you want to reverse the changes, simply revisit the same settings page and activate the function.

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