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How to Remove People Icon From Taskbar in Windows 10

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How to Remove People Icon From Taskbar in Windows 10

With Windows 10, Microsoft is trying to bring many social media connection features and adding people icon in windows 10 taskbar is one of those. if you are running on Version 10.0.16299.125, you will get this icon in the right-pane taskbar.

When you click on it, it will give you the option to connect with “People app, “Skype” and “email”. in some case it’s annoying and you can easily control this with some changes.

Here are the methods to Remove People Icon From Taskbar in Windows 10:-

Method 1:Remove the People icon from the taskbar Windows 10 through Setting.

Click on the Start Button and click on the Settings or Either Press “Windows Key + I” to open Windows 10 settings menu. Now click on the “personalization” and Select “Taskbar” option here and scroll down to the People section and Disable the option Show people on the taskbar to hide the icon.

Remove People Icon From Taskbar in Windows 10

This will remove “People Icon” from the taskbar.

Method 2:- Remove the People icon from the taskbar Windows 10 through GPO.

If you want’s to disable this option through Group Policy, you can easily do this through

User Configuration > Administrative Templates >Start Menu and Taskbar->Remove the People Bar from the taskbar.

How to Remove People Icon From Taskbar in Windows 10

Method 3:- Remove the People icon from the taskbar Windows 10 through Registry.

Open the Registry Editor by entering “regedit” command with quotes in Run menu and navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People

On the right-pane side, create or modify the 32-bit DWORD value named PeopleBand. Set to 1 to enable the People icon on the taskbar

Method 4:- Removing App icon with PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit

If you want the same setting for all current and future users. use PSADT  .With Feature cmdlet named Invoke-HKCURegistrySettingsForAllUsers that makes the task easier.

Here is the script for this

$RegPath = “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People”
[scriptblock]$HKCURegistrySettings = {
Set-RegistryKey -Key $RegPath -Name ‘PeopleBand’-Value 0 -Type DWord -SID $UserProfile.SID
}
Invoke-HKCURegistrySettingsForAllUsers -RegistrySettings $HKCURegistrySettings

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Hope my article “How to Remove People Icon From Taskbar in Windows 10” helps you to Remove People Icon From Taskbar in Windows 10. if you have any query, feel free to comment.

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