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How to Remove the Google Meet Widget from Gmail

Keeping Staff | May 29th, 2020

Google recently added a widget to Gmail that lets users easily access a Google video chat (a.k.a. a Google Meet). Unfortunately, this can hide your labels and your Keeping Toolbar, especially if you are on a "short" screen. Here's how to remove the Google Meet widget from Gmail.

Update May 29, 2020: Google is rolling out the new settings to hide the Google Meet widget slowly across the globe. If you don't see the option yet, just check back in a day or so.

Removing Google Meet from your Gmail

Google has added a new option in your main Gmail settings to hide the Google Meet widget. This is rolling out slowly across every Gmail account, but many users should be able to access it now.

1. Click on the "gear" icon in the upper right of your Gmail.

Access Gmail Settings

2. Navigate to the last item in the settings, labeled "Chat and Meet"

Access Chat and Meet settings

3. For the "Meet" option, choose "Hide the Meet section in the main menu"

Choose Hide the Meet Section

4. Click Save and you are done!

Click Save in Settings