How would i remove this icon in my toolbar on my MacBook Pro? I have never really used it and would like to remove it from the toolbar.

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Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    The ol' Cmd-drag can (re)move the built-in icons up there.
    – duozmo
    Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 1:16

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You can do this by opening iMessage or Messages on your MBP. Then going to Messages->Preferences

There is an option in here to remove it from your menu bar status in menu bar

Hope this helps :)


Although this is Mac help site, where we are glad to answer questions, reading thru Apple's Mac Basics would aquaint you with the Preferences settings every application has.


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