How to Turn Off Google Meet in Gmail App & PC

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The trend of working from home via conferencing apps spiked back in 2020. Yet still, thousands of companies and individuals are using Google Meet, Zoom, and apps like MS Team to manage their work. Not actually just work but to chat with friends, family members, and others across the globe. However, Meet is perfect by Google integrated almost everywhere in their best apps, such as Gmail.

Yes, it has some camera failure problems, but you can fix them on the go. Moreover, Some people don’t use the Google Meet app on their Gmail app and desktop. Thus you are one of them and want to disable, remove, or turn off the Meet in your Gmail. Well, you have total control over your Gmail application. You can easily go ahead and manage its features including Google Meet.

Is the Meet tab available to everyone?

Yes, as of now, the Google Meet tab/section is available to all Gmail users. However, you can simply visit meet.google.com via any web browser to access it. Moreover, it is available on each Android and iOS device.

However, if you don’t see the Google Meet tab/section in your Gmail app or desktop version. Then visit Play Store or App Store and update your Gmail application. Also if you don’t see the Meet option yet, then try clearing your device cache and data. Then restart your phone and definitely, you will see it.

For desktop users, you can easily visit meet.google.com or have a look at the Meet section in the left sidebar menu. You can start a New Meeting or Join one with ease from there. If you don’t see it, then download the latest version of the Google Chrome browser, clear its cache and cookies, and restart the browser. It is 100% guaranteed that you will then the Meet section/tab in your Gmail.

How to disable Google Meet in Gmail

Google Meet is there in your Gmail app and inbox on your PC. Underneath the compose button in your Gmail app, Google has added the Meet icon. Thus it is also there in your Gmail for desktop under the Meet section at the left. You can easily start a new meeting or join one in seconds. It is a more convenient way to manage your work online from home, chat with friends, and enjoy a moment with family members.

But most of the time you may wanna get rid of it. The good news is, you can easily disable or turn it off, and remove it from it. Of course, you can do it in your mobile Gmail app for Android and iPhone devices, and computers too. Here are the easy steps you need to follow:

Turn off Google Meet in Gmail app

This method works both on the Gmail app for Android and iPhone: Open the Gmail app, and tap the three lines menu icon at the top left. Now tap Settings, then select a Google you wanna disable the Meet tab in. Under the Meet section, uncheck the checkbox next to the “Show the Meet tab for video calling” option. That is it, you have successfully turned off the Meet in your Gmail application for Android and iOS device.

Turn off Meet in Gmail App for Android and iPhone
Turn off Meet in Gmail App for Android and iPhone

How to Remove Meet from Gmail Desktop

To turn off the Meet section on your Gmail desktop, follow these steps: Go to Gmail.com and log in to your account. Then click the Settings Gear Icon at the top right. Now click Chat and Meet tab. In the Meet section select the option “Hide the Meet section in the main menu”. Click on the Save Changes button. You are done, you have successfully turned off the Meet section in your Gmail using your PC.

Hide or Turn off Meet in Gmail for desktop
Hide or Turn off Meet in Gmail for desktop

Whenever you need to get it back in your Gmail app or Gmail for desktop. Then follow the same above and select to show the Meet tab, a section in your Gmail. However, you are totally independent to do it from time to time or disable it forever. The choice is totally yours.

What if you cannot remove Google Meet?

Most Android and iPhone users are not able to remove the Meet option in their Gmail application. It’s a bug and you need to update your Gmail application then try hiding or turn off the Meet section in your Gmail app. If still, the problem is there, try to sign out then sign in back and check if the problem is resolved.

Disable Hangout Chat in Google Meet

You can easily disable the Hangout chat in your Google Meet in seconds, here is how to do it: To disable the Hangout chat in Google Meet:

Turn off Hangout Chat in Google Meet
Turn off Hangout Chat in Google Meet

Go to your Gmail then click the Settings Gear Icon at the top right. Now click the Chat and Meet section and then select the “Hangout off” option next to Chat. Don’t forget to click on the Save Changes button.

Google Meet Not Showing in Gmail App

If there is no Google Meet option in your Gmail app, then it is due to one of these reasons: Check that you are using the latest Gmail app for your Android or iOS devices. You may have disabled or turned off the Google Meet from your Settings in the Gmail app. So go to menu then Settings, and select a Gmail account, scroll download and check the boxes under the Meet section.

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