Windows Live Messenger 2011: how to remove the Social/MSN portion


  • For the love of god, someone please help me. I would like to have messenger just list my contacts...i don't want the giant "SOCIAL  MSN highlights recent me photos more" garbage displaying on the left.  how do i remove or at the very least hide/minimize that ____?  the damn window is so huge....  what are they thinking?... ungh...  RAGE!



    UPDATE:...  after raging and destroying things, i found the icon next to the "Add a friend.." icon which gets rid of the full view mode.  Thank god.

    Thursday, October 21, 2010 5:15 PM

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    Monday, October 25, 2010 2:29 PM
  • There is a little gray square icon in the upper right corner next to "Inbox" you can click to hide the "extra" social stuff.  It took me a minute to find it too.  After clicking the icon the screen reverts to displaying just the IM stuff.



    • Proposed as answer by dan_udg Saturday, April 02, 2011 4:40 PM
    Friday, January 21, 2011 2:06 PM
  • I do not see an icon there.  Anyway you can send me a pic of it and exactly where it is. 
    Sunday, February 06, 2011 11:34 PM
  • right corner next to "Inbox" you can click to hide the "extra" social stuff.  That would have been a lot easier to type than that load of crap you took the time to type and link.  Im glad i dont work with you
    Network Communication Specialist
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:50 PM
  • Thanks El Allah Bless!!!


    Friday, June 10, 2011 11:37 PM
  • Dear Friend 

    It is that i have to click every time i login

    do u know how to remove permanently





    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:02 AM
  • If your team has anything to do with the messenger's evolution you should be fired. It has become about the only product I would say anything poorly about. We are a Microsoft shop and IM sucks. It's always going down, it's hard to find needed tools for sending images from one another in our groups, saving anyting requires starting a new path to the target (very frustrating), and its trying to be a social program (not your thing obviously and you're too late).

    Give us a utility back and cut out all the other crap that your not good at anyway.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:43 PM