How to Remove Meet Now from Taskbar in Windows 10

Meet Now is a feature in Windows 10 that allows you to quickly start or join a video call with Skype. It can be accessed from the taskbar, where it shows a camera icon next to the clock. Some people like this function, however others may disable it or remove it from the taskbar. This post will teach you how.

Remove Meet Now from Taskbar in Windows 10

2 Easy Methods to Remove Meet Now from Taskbar in Windows 10

There are two ways to remove Meet Now from the taskbar in Windows 10: using the Settings app or using the Registry Editor. We will explain both methods below, but we recommend using the Settings app as it is easier and safer. Avoid Registry Editor if you're uncomfortable editing the registry.

Method 1: Using the Settings App

The easiest way to remove Meet Now from the taskbar in Windows 10 is to use the Settings app. Here is how to do it:

  1. Right-click an empty taskbar space and select Taskbar settings from the menu.
  2. In the Settings app, scroll down to the Notification area section and click on Turn system icons on or off.
  3. Find Meet Now in the list of system icons and toggle the switch next to it to turn it off.
  4. Close the Settings app and check your taskbar. You should no longer see the Meet Now icon there.

Method 2: Using the Registry Editor

Another way to remove Meet Now from the taskbar in Windows 10 is to use the Registry Editor. This method is more advanced and risky, as making a mistake in the registry can cause serious problems for your system. Therefore, back up your registry before beginning and only use this procedure if you are experienced.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Press Windows + R keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type regedit and press Enter or click OK to launch the Registry Editor.
  3. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  4. If you don't see a DWORD value named HideSCAMeetNow in the right pane, right-click on an empty space and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  5. Name the new value HideSCAMeetNow and double-click on it to modify it.
  6. Set its value data to 1 and click OK to save it.
  7. Close Registry Editor and restart to apply changes.
  8. Check your taskbar after rebooting. You should no longer see the Meet Now icon there.

Conclusion

Meet Now is a handy feature in Windows 10 that lets you start or join a video call with Skype from the taskbar. If you don't use it or want to clear your taskbar, you can easily remove it using the Settings app or Registry Editor. We hope this post taught you how. Leave a comment with questions or feedback.