Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar


Hide Google Meet in Gmail

Google has rolled out a setting to hide Google Meet from the sidebar in Gmail.

Google previously announced the ability to start or join a Meet call from Gmail. Many users found that the Google Meet sidebar in Gmail interfered with their work. Now there’s an option to turn it off. The option is rolling out to G Suite users and will be available to all Gmail users within the next few weeks.

Here’s how to turn off Meet in the Gmail sidebar:

  • Log in to Gmail using your browser
  • Click on the gear icon in the upper right
  • Choose Settings
  • Click on Chat and Meet
  • Choose “Hide the Meet section in the main menu”

If the setting hasn’t appeared in your Gmail account yet, turning off Chat will hide Meet. It also turns off chat, which may not be an option if you use Chat. Turn off Chat by clicking the gear icon in the upper right, choosing Settings, clicking Chat, and click the button next to “Chat off”.

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Worked fine here (no meet or chat).

Great. :)

This was SO annoying. Thanks!

You're very welcome. :)

It hasn't rolled out to my gmail account either as of today, they said it would take a few weeks to get to everyone. Turning chat off leaves Meet options in the left sidebar. It hid the large notification that was blocking part of the screen.

Hmmm that's interesting. I logged into Gmail just now, I went from the Inbox to Settings, no Chat and Meet. Went back to the Inbox, went back to Settings, and Chat and Meet is now there.

I checked the account with no "hide meet" option yesterday and today it is there.
Again thanks for this info. One less annoyance.

You're welcome. It should be rolled out to all by early to mid-June, if what I'm seeing is correct.

This worked for one of my gmail accounts as the option to "hide meet" was there.

My other account did not have that option and choosing "Chat off" did not remove the Meet option on the sidebar.

Thanks for the info. I got halfway there anyways.