How to Show or Hide Chat Icon on Windows 11 Taskbar

In this article, we will walk you through how to show or hide the Chat icon from the Taskbar on any PC running Windows 11.

How to Show or Hide Chat icon on Windows 11

On Windows 11, there are several special Windows features icons that can’t be removed via the context menu like most apps or games that are pinned to the taskbar. The Team Chat icon is one of those icons that can only be shown or hidden via Taskbar settings.

To show or hide the Chat icon on Windows 11 Taskbar, right-click anywhere on an empty area of the Taskbar, select Taskbar settings, expand the Taskbar items tab, and turn on or off the Chat switch. Read on for a step-by-step guide.

How to Show/Hide the Chat icon from Windows 11 Taskbar

To show/hide the Chat icon from Windows 11 Taskbar:

  1. Open “Taskbar settings”
    First, right-click on an empty area on the Taskbar, and select “Taskbar settings” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can go to Start > Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
    Open Taskbar Settings on Windows 11
  2. Expand the “Taskbar items” and look for the option named “Chat”.
    Expand Taskbar items and look for Chat option
  3. Turn off the “Chat” switch to remove the Chat icon from the taskbar. In opposite, turn on the switch to show the Chat icon on the taskbar.
    Turn on or off the Chat icon switch

Now the Widgets icon will be immediately removed or shown on the Taskbar depending on the switch you chose to turn on or off.

How to Open Windows 11 Team Chat via Shortcut Key

If you want to access the Windows Team Chat interface, you can use your keyboard by pressing both Windows + C keys. The Chat window will show up.
Open Windows 11 Chat Window via Shortcut Keys

If you have any questions or problems with the steps detailed in this tutorial, please let me know in the comment below.

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