If you want to reset Windows 11 Taskbar Chat to factory defaults, here is how you can do that. It is possible to reset this app from Windows Settings so that you can use it with another Microsoft Teams account.
The Chat app in the Taskbar in Windows 11 lets you open and access Microsoft Teams account, messages, calls, etc. Instead of opening the fully-featured Microsoft Teams app, you can use it to get the job done. For obvious reasons, you must have to sign in to your account to continue getting messages. However, what if you want to use a different Microsoft Teams account? In such a moment, you need to reset this app to sign in to another account.
Reset Taskbar Chat to factory defaults in Windows 11
To reset Windows 11 Taskbar Chat to factory defaults, follow these steps:
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Switch to the Apps menu on the left side.
- Click on the Apps & features option on the right side.
- Find out the Microsoft Teams app from the list.
- Click on the three-dotted icon and select the Advanced options.
- Click the Terminate button.
- Click the Reset button and confirm it.
- Open Chat from the Taskbar and sign in to another account.
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
At first, you need to open Windows 11 Settings on your computer. For that, you can use the keyboard shortcut, Win+I. After that, switch from the System tab to the Apps tab and click on the Apps & features menu on the right side.
Here you can find all the apps on your screen. You need to find out Microsoft Teams and click on the three-dotted icon associated with it. Select the Advanced options from the menu.
Then, click on the Terminate button to stop all the background processes related to Microsoft Teams. Following that, click on the Reset button.
It asks you to confirm the change. For that, click on the Reset button again.
Now, you can open Microsoft Teams or the Chat app from your Taskbar and sign in to another Microsoft Teams account.
How do I turn off Chat in Windows 11?
To turn off or hide Chat icon from the Taskbar in Windows 11, you can use the Windows Settings. Right-click on the Taskbar and select the Taskbar settings option. Then, expand the Taskbar items section, and toggle the Chat button to turn it off.
How do I get rid of Microsoft Chat?
To get rid of the Chat icon in Windows 11, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor. For that, open the Group Policy and navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Chat. Double-click on the Configures the Chat icon on the taskbar setting, select the Enabled option and choose the Hide option. However, if you want to remove it entirely, you need to uninstall the Microsoft Teams app.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.