Turn Off Google Chat and Meet in the Gmail Sidebar


Google Mail, Chat, and Meet


How do I deactivate/turn off/hide Google Chat and Meet in the Gmail sidebar?


Note: If you turn these features off, you will no longer receive notifications from Google Chat or Meet. We recommend you leave it on for work use.

  1. Click Settings (gear icon) in the top-right corner
  2. Select See all settings.
  3. Select the Chat and Meet tab
    1. To turn off the Google Chat section, select Off next to Chat.
    2. To turn off the Google Meet section, select Hide the Meet section in the main menu next to Meet.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Important: When you deactivate Google Chat in Gmail, you will also deactivate Chat spaces. If you wish to continue to use spaces in Gmail, you will need to leave Google Chat on. In short, turning off Chat will turn off the accompanying spaces feature.

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