Apps Install or Uninstall Chat from Microsoft Teams in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall Chat from Microsoft Teams for your account in Windows 11.

Microsoft started rolling out Chat from Microsoft Teams to Windows 11 build 22000.100.

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.

With Chat from Microsoft Teams, you can connect to friends and family from your PC regardless of what computer or phone or tablet they are using—iOS, Android, PC or Mac. Built right into the Windows taskbar, you can use Microsoft Teams to connect for free via video and phone calls or chat—no need to look at your phone.

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 (Win+C) in the Taskbar. 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.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22000.132, Chat from Microsoft Teams is now available. Microsoft is also excited to begin rolling out one-to-one and group audio and video calling, with many of the features that you’ve come to expect. You can create and join meetings. You can toggle your microphone and camera on or off and choose your preferred speakers, mic, and camera with device settings. You can manage meeting information and options. You can share your screen, see the roster of participants, admit meeting participants from the lobby, chat and see people’s video in a gallery view. Microsoft is excited to bring this experience to a growing network of people!

Starting on October 5th, all Windows 11 users can start using Chat from Microsoft Teams on Windows. It is a signature, lightweight experience brought right to the Taskbar to let Teams personal account users quickly start a video call or chat with friends and family. Chat from Microsoft Teams is installed and pinned to the Taskbar at Windows 11 startup. Windows 11 also includes the full Teams app experience for personal accounts, which powers Chat.

Reference:

When Chat from Microsoft Teams or the Microsoft Teams app from the Start menu has been opened, the Microsoft Teams icon will show on the taskbar corner by default.

Microsoft Teams is set to run at startup by default in Windows 11 causing the the Microsoft Teams icon to show on the taskbar corner by default.

Starting with build 23481, Chat is now Microsoft Teams – Free. Microsoft Teams – Free is pinned by default to the taskbar and can be unpinned like other apps on the taskbar. Stay tuned for more enhancements as Microsoft continues to enhance Microsoft Teams – Free with more features and improvements.




Contents





Option One

Uninstall Chat from Microsoft Teams


1 Open the Start menu :win:, and click/tap on All apps. (see screenshot below)

Uninstall_Chat_from_Microsoft_Teams-1.jpg

2 Right click or press and hold on Microsoft Teams, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

This will be the Microsoft Teams icon with a white boxed T.


Uninstall_Chat_from_Microsoft_Teams-2.jpg

3 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Uninstall_Chat_from_Microsoft_Teams-3.png




Option Two

Reinstall Chat from Microsoft Teams


1 Click/tap on the Chat (Win+C) icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

Iinstall_Chat_from_Microsoft_Teams-1.jpg

2 Chat from Microsoft Teams will now get installed. (see screenshot below)

Iinstall_Chat_from_Microsoft_Teams-2.png

3 Click/tap on Get started to set up Chat from Microsoft Teams with your Microsoft account. (see screenshots below)

Iinstall_Chat_from_Microsoft_Teams-3.png
Iinstall_Chat_from_Microsoft_Teams-4.png


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Thx Shawn. I wish MS would forsee such an easy uninstall for all their apps :wink:
 
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Good evening.
I ask if there is a registry key for this procedure, I would like to enter it in the ISO.
Thanks
 

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Good evening.
I ask if there is a registry key for this procedure, I would like to enter it in the ISO.
Thanks
Hello, :-)

There's not a registry setting to uninstall the Microsoft Teams app.

You could use a command below to uninstall the app if it may help.

 

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I found this script that deletes Microsoft Teams, but I don't know if with updates you can appear again.
How to remove Windows 11 built-in Chat app in Settings?
Hello, :-)

That would be the same as below.

 

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I don't mean the registry key but the zip file to download, which is a batch script
 

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I don't mean the registry key but the zip file to download, which is a batch script
It looks to be the same as the code in the post there to remove the Chat taskbar button.
 

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I insert the CMD script with runonce procedure inside the ISO and make a test on a virtual machine
 

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I inserted the script in Runonce mode inside the ISO, made tests on a virtual machine. After a time of time reappears
 
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reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Communications /v ConfigureChatAutoInstall /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

You'll need to take ownership of the "Communications" registry key first and grant yourself the relevant permissions prior to adding the above value.
 

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Some Reason my Teams Chat function on Windows 11 will not reinstall, Tried clicking Continue on the popup, then says Something went wrong and try again.

1 Change since my clean install, swapped out original WD Black 1TB Storage drive for 4TB WD Black Drive (would that have anything to do with it, as my Apps and Data files are assigned to E Drive, Restored Image from the 1TB onto the 4TB when i did that task) Should i reswap in the 1TB drive, and see if it fixes it? and Convert the 4Tb to Secondary External drive

If not i'll just do another clean install when next Windows 11 update releases in 2022 and fix it then i guess
 

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