I have this same issue. I went into the area for making changes to the display layout, etc. I unchecked the box so the Shorts column would not appear but it still shows up. I can't get rid of the darned column! My laptop recently had to have Windows 10 reloaded so a new version of Instant Text was downloaded. I never had this problem before my IT reinstall about 4-5 weeks ago. I will be interested to see a fix for this!