We have built our team site, for adding Apps and different contents, but for now we do not want to have About me page for each user. So is there a way to remove the “About me” link from the username drop down list. I do not want to remove the About Me site itself as we might need it later. But I need to hide the About me link as shown below:-

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::EDIT:: I tried adding the following custom CSS:-

display: none;

It will hide the option text, but still the user can click on its empty area as shown below:-

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3 Answers 3


Don't use Css in this case. Use JQuery instead because you have inheritance of styles and you can hide other things.

put the following code in a script javascript tag


I assume that you have jquery library referenced

  • i added your code at the seatle.master page inside a script tag, but it did not hide the "About Me" link . and the SharePoint designer display an underline below the $ at the begining of my code
    – John John
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 9:10
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    Are you using JQuery references in your master page? Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 9:17
  • it worked well.
    – John John
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 9:22

I found this solution from http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/0cfdd44a-492d-4382-9981-2004d751cb01/how-to-hide-the-about-me-link-from-the-username-drop-down-list?forum=sharepointdevelopment

Many thanks to Geetanjali who posted the solution.

I added the script:

<style type="text/css">
.ms-core-menu-list li[text='About Me'] { display: none;}

to my custom master page using SharePoint Designer 2013 and it works for the sites I have been working on.

The About Me Link has been hidden.


If you go the JavaScript way, this may guarantee that your item gets removed, even on slower connected browsers. I would run the following within a $(window).load() event...

setTimeout(function() {
}, 1000);

Just my 2cents

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