If you want to turn on or off Zoom and Outlook integration in Windows 11/10, here is how you can do that. Here is how to enable or disable Zoom integration into Outlook using the Local Group Policy Editor and the Registry Editor.
Zoom has become an indispensable part in these present days for those who often require to attend online meetings, classes, etc. One of the best things about Zoom is that it allows users to integrate it into another app such as Outlook. However, it doesn’t get integrated automatically, and rather it requires a manual change in setting and the Zoom Add-in for Outlook. Nonetheless, if you want to remove Zoom from Outlook due to any reason, here is how you can do that.
What happens if you integrate Zoom into Outlook?
If you integrate Zoom into Outlook, you could create and schedule a new Zoom meeting from Outlook. Not only that, but also you can manage your existing or upcoming meetings without leaving the Outlook interface.
For your information, it is possible using the Group Policy and Registry Editor. The only drawback of the Group Policy method is that you need to download the template and install it before going forward.
How to turn on or off Zoom and Outlook integration in Windows 11
To turn on or off Zoom and Outlook integration in Windows 11/10 using the Local Group Policy Editor, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R and type regedit in the Run prompt.
- Press the Enter button, and click the Yes option.
- Go to Policies in HKLM.
- Right-click on empty space and select New > Key.
- Set the name as Zoom.
- Right-click on Zoom > New > Key.
- Name it as Zoom Meetings.
- Right-click on Zoom Meetings > New > Key.
- Name it as General.
- Select the General key > right-click on the empty space.
- Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Set the name as IntegrateZoomWithOutlook.
- Double-click on it to set the Value data.
- Enter 1 to enable and 0 to disable.
- Click the OK button and restart your computer.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
First, you need to open the Registry Editor on your computer. For that, press Win+R and type regedit in the Run prompt. Then, press the Enter button and click on the Yes option.
Once it is opened on your screen, navigate to the following path:
Right-click on Policies and select New > Key. Set the name as Zoom. Then, right-click on the Zoom key, and select the New > Key option from the context menu. You need to set the name as Zoom Meetings.
Once the Zoom Meetings key is created, right-click on it, select New > Key, and name it General.
Following that, select the General key, right-click on an empty space, and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Call it as IntegrateZoomWithOutlook. By default, it comes with a value data of 0. If you want to disable the integration, keep it that way. However, if you want to turn on the integration, double-click on it, set the value data as 1, and click the OK button.
Close all the windows and restart your computer to get the change.
If you want to revert all the changes, you have two options – delete the IntegrateZoomWithOutlook REG_DWORD value or delete the Zoom key. Either way, you need to right-click on the corresponding item in the Registry Editor, select the Delete option, and confirm it by clicking the Yes option.
How to enable or disable Zoom and Outlook integration
To enable or disable Zoom and Outlook integration using Registry Editor, follow these steps:
- Press Win+R and type gpedit.msc in the Run dialog box.
- Press the Enter button.
- Navigate to Zoom General Settings in Computer Configuration.
- Double-click on the Set to integrate Zoom with Outlook setting.
- Select the Enabled option to turn on and Disable option to turn off.
- Click the OK button.
Let’s check out these steps in detail.
At first, press Win+R, type gpedit.msc, and hit the Enter button to open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. Following that, navigate to this path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates > Zoom Meetings > Zoom General Settings
Double-click on the Set to integrate Zoom with Outlook setting. Next, select the Enabled option to turn on the integration and the Disabled option to turn off the integration.
Click the OK button to save the change.
After that, you can open the Outlook app and install the Zoom add-in if you are trying to enable the integration. On the other hand, if you want to revert this change, you can open the same path in the Local Group Policy Editor and set the setting as Not Configured.
Why is Zoom not showing up in Outlook?
To make Zoom visible in Outlook, you need to do two things – install the Zoom add-in for Outlook and enable the integration by following the aforementioned method. After that, you can find the Zoom icon in the Home tab in your Outlook app for Windows 11/10.
That’s all! Hope it helps.