Wednesday, January 19, 2022

How to hide Google Meet in Gmail

Google introduced Google Meet, a redesigned version of Hangouts Meet in April 2020 and made it available to everyone with a Google account. Use the buttons on the left-hand side to join or start a Meet videoconference.

But what if you don’t intend to use Meet, or even if you just don’t want it to be there all the time? No worries — you can hide the buttons. (Note: if you’re on a corporate Google Workspace account, you may not be able to change this, depending on your administrator’s settings.)

Here’s how to hide Google Meet in Gmail:

  • Open Gmail.
  • Click on the cog icon in the top-right corner and on “See all settings.”
  • Click on the “Chat and Meet” tab.
  • Next to the “Meet:” label, select “Hide the Meet section in the main menu.”
  • Click “Save changes.”

You can hide the Meet buttons from your Gmail.

You can hide the Meet buttons in your Gmail.

That’s it! And even if you hide the Meet shortcut in Gmail, you can always access Meet by going to

Updated July 28th, 2021 at 11:30 AM ET:This article was originally published in June 2020. A few minor changes have been made to the text and one screenshot has been updated with interface changes.

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