A while ago, Gmail got a new section in the sidebar to launch Google Meet. Now there is a user setting to hide it when you don’t need it.
Go to “Gmail Settings > Chat and Meet” and select “Hide the Meet section in the main menu”. G-Suite admins can also disable Meet for the whole organization by turning off video calling in the Admin console. This will hide that section as well.
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Originally published at https://mailplaneapp.com on May 30, 2020.