Google strongly recommends using Google Chat and Google Meet for internal communication. Perhaps you’ve seen their attempts, which include a bar at the bottom of Gmail on mobile, specialised areas in the Gmail sidebar on desktop, and the occasional pop-up.
Google’s conferencing and messaging services, Google Meet and Google Chat, are among our favourites. Both are excellent options for team communication and video conferencing. And if you’re a Google devotee, it’s great to have everything you need in one convenient location.
Yet many people rely on Gmail for their email and utilise third-party programmes for things like video chat and meetings. They won’t appreciate all the real estate taken up by features they never use. Those who fall into that category can learn how to keep Google Chat and Google Meet out of their inboxes.
Google’s Desktop Gmail Should Not Display the Meet and Chat App
To adjust settings, use the cogwheel on the top right. Pressing this button will open the preferences screen. Click Observe all configurations.
To have a conversation or arrange a meeting, click the Chat & Meet button. Please verify that Chat is turned off and the Meet option is hidden from the main menu before clicking Save Changes. It’s finally down to basics with your Gmail inbox.
Protect Your Privacy by Disabling Mobile Gmail’s Access to Google Meet and Chat
Going into your account’s settings will allow you to remove the Google Meet and Chat bar at the bottom of the Gmail mobile app. Select the menu with the three dots in the upper left corner, then tap Settings, and then select the email address for which you wish to make this adjustment.
There Are Two Settings You Need to Turn Off: Chat Rooms and Meetings.
Do away with those, and then repeat the process for each of your email addresses. The distracting bar at the bottom of your inbox has been removed. (At Zapier, please open any messages from Deb. They’re quite good, in fact.
Integrate Your Gmail with Other Programmes
Just because you don’t use Google Meet or Chat doesn’t imply you don’t want to combine your other apps with Gmail. Gmail allows you to easily connect to other services.
In recent news, we at Zapier have released a Gmail add-on that allows you to do things like sending emails directly to Slack or your to-do list without ever having to leave the comfort of your inbox.