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Add or Remove Chat Button on Taskbar in Windows 11

Microsoft has started rolling out Chat from Microsoft Teams to Windows 11 build 22000.100. Not everyone will see it right away.

This includes a new Chat flyout right off the taskbar as well as an overall Teams desktop experience architected for optimized performance and the Windows 11 design language. You can remain connected to the people you care about with chats and video calls from the convenience of your Windows 11 PC, while they can participate from any device with Microsoft Teams: desktop, mobile, or even just a web browser.

In this first stage rollout of Chat, you’ll be able to sign in, add contacts, and connect via individual and group chats.

When you want to reach out to someone, it’s as simple as clicking the Chat icon in the Taskbar (or WIN + C for the keyboard shortcut fans out there!). At a glance, you’ll see your most recent individual and group conversations and be able to respond or start a new chat or call. Just like the Start menu, you can pop open Chat at any time – it doesn’t matter what other windows you have up – to kick off a communication and it will then dismiss. You can open the full windowed experience by clicking “Open Microsoft Teams” from the Chat flyout or launching it directly from the Start menu or Search.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Chat button on the taskbar for your account in Windows 11.

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