The People app works like a friend list in Windows 10 which allows you to add up to 10 contacts to the app. You can quickly Skype or email any of these friends all from a single button on your taskbar, along with interesting features such as the ability to wave hello or send emojis to your friends.
For people who don’t like the app or simply don’t need it, you can remove the People icon from the taskbar to free up some space there. Here’s a simple guide on how to remove the people icon from taskbar in Windows 10.
Remove “People” app from taskbar in Windows 10
The People app is one of the many pre-installed apps that comes with Windows 10 by default. Though we can’t actually uninstall the People app in Windows 10, we can disable it from showing up on the taskbar. Here’s how.
- On your Windows 10 taskbar, left-click on the People icon.
- Click on the triple-dotted icon that reads See more at the bottom of the app.
- Select Settings.
- In Taskbar settings window, scroll down until you see the People section.
- Toggle off the Show contacts on the taskbar option.
- The People icon will now be gone from your Windows 10 taskbar.
Toggling it off will also switch off the My People notifications, meaning that if you have previously added friends to the app, when they are online or trying to reach you, you will no longer see any notification from the People app.
To re-enable the feature, simply go back to the setting and toggle on the Show contacts on the taskbar option.
If you want to just disable the suggestions in the My People app, follow the instruction above until you see the People option and disable the Show My People app suggestions.
If you want to reset the People suggestions instead, go to Start menu. Search for “Apps & features” and open it. Scroll down and find “People” from the list of apps. Select it and then click on Advanced options link. In the next window, scroll down until you see Reset. Click on the Reset button to reset the suggestions in the People app.
If the People app is causing issue to your computer, you can easily terminate it and all its related processes from the same setting page mentioned above.
Generally, for those of us who don’t find the People app useful, we would just hide it from the taskbar and leave it alone. We don’t try to uninstall it. Besides, the Uninstall button for the app is always greyed out. Even if you did find a way to uninstall it, it will comes right back on your next Windows Update.