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Remove Microsoft Teams Chat Icon from Taskbar Using Intune
Let’s follow the below steps to Remove Microsoft Teams Chat Icon from Taskbar using Intune –
- Sign in to the https://endpoint.microsoft.com/
- Select Devices > Windows > Configuration profiles > Create profile
In Create Profile, Select Platform, Windows 10, and later and Profile, Select Profile Type as Settings catalog. Click on Create button.
On the Basics tab, enter a descriptive name, such as Remove Microsoft Teams Chat Button from Taskbar. Optionally, enter a Description for the policy, then select Next.
In Configuration settings, click Add settings.
On the Settings Picker windows, Select Experience to see all the settings in this category. Select Configure Chat Icon settings below. After adding your settings, click the cross mark at the right-hand corner to close the settings picker –
Note – In policy, use the search box to find specific settings. You can search by category or a keyword, such as
Chat Icon. It will display all the related settings available.
The setting is shown and configured with a default value, Set Configure Chat Icon to Disabled, You can configure the following available options and click Next.
- Not Configured – The Chat icon will be configured according to the defaults for your Windows edition.
- Show – The Chat icon will be displayed on the taskbar by default. Users can show or hide it in Settings.
- Hide – The Chat icon will be hidden by default. Users can show or hide it in Settings.
- Disabled – The Chat icon will not be displayed, and users cannot show or hide it in Settings.
Under Assignments, In Included groups, click Add groups and then choose Select groups to include one or more groups. Click Next to continue.
In-Scope tags, you can assign a tag to filter the profile to specific IT groups. Add scope tags (if required) and click Next.
In Review + create, review Remove Microsoft Teams Chat Icon settings. When you select Create, your changes are saved, and the profile is assigned.
A notification will appear automatically in the top right-hand corner with a message. Here you can see, Policy “Remove Microsoft Teams Chat Button from Taskbar” created successfully. The policy is also shown in the Configuration profiles list.
Your groups will receive your profile settings when the devices check-in with the Intune service. Once the policy applies to the devices, Here you can see the Chat Icon has been removed/hidden from Windows 11 taskbar.
About Author -> Jitesh has over 5 years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus area is Windows 10 Deployment solution with Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.