Remove Recently Added Apps from Start Menu using Intune

In this post, you will learn how to remove recently added apps from start menu using Intune. The recently added list on your Start menu shows the list of recently installed applications. In case you do not want to show users about the recent installed applications list. The policy allows IT Admins to configure Start by hiding recently added apps.

By default In Windows 10 Start menu, you will see recently added applications at the top of the app list that is recently installed. Let’s check the steps to prevent the Start Menu from displaying a list of recently installed applications.

Here you can learn more details about the process to create a policy with Intune Settings Catalog. Let’s see a list of Intune Settings Catalog Policies.

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How to Remove Recently Added Apps from Start Menu using Intune

Let’s follow the below steps to remove recently added apps from start menu using Intune –

Intune Configuration Profiles – Create Profile
Intune Configuration Profiles – Create Profile

In Create Profile, Select Platform, Windows 10, and later and Profile, Select Settings catalog (preview). Click on Create button. 

Intune Configuration Profiles – Select Platform, Profile type
Intune Configuration Profiles – Select Platform, Profile type

On the Basics tab, enter a descriptive name, such as Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu. Optionally, enter a Description for the policy, then select Next.

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Settings Catalog – Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu
Settings Catalog – Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu

In Configuration settings, select Add settings.

Settings catalog - Click + Add settings
Settings catalog – Click + Add settings

Select Start, Under these settings, you will see all the settings in this category. After adding your settings, click the cross mark at the right-hand corner to close the settings picker. Here, I selected the Hide Recently Added Apps option below –

Note – In policy, use Add settings > Search to find specific settings. You can search by category or a keyword, such as Hide Recently Added Apps.

Settings Picker – Start | Hide Recently Added Apps
Settings Picker – Start | Hide Recently Added Apps

All the settings are shown and configured with a default value. If you don’t want to configure a setting, then select the minus.

Set Hide Recently Added Apps to Enabled, Enabling this policy hides recently added apps from appearing on the start menu. Click Next.

Settings Catalog – Hide Recently Added Apps
Settings Catalog – Hide Recently Added Apps

Under Assignments, In Included groups, select Add groups and then choose Select groups to include one or more groups. Select Next to continue.

Assignments – Select groups to include | Remove Recently Added Apps from Start Menu
Assignments – Select groups to include | Remove Recently Added Apps from Start Menu

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 your settings. When you select Create, your changes are saved, and the profile is assigned.

Review + Create – Device Configuration Profile
Review + Create – Device Configuration Profile

A notification will appear automatically in the top right-hand corner with a message. Here you can see, Policy “Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu” created successfully. This completes the steps to hide recently added apps using Intune. The policy is also shown in the Configuration profiles list.

Policy "Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu" created successfully
Policy “Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu” created successfully

Your groups will receive your profile settings when the devices check-in with the Intune service.

Once the policy applies to the devices, the list of recently installed applications will no longer appear in the Start menu. This policy may require reboot device to take effect.

Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu
Remove Recently Added Apps From Start Menu

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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.

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