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Metadata API: tabVisibilities are not retrieved using Metadata API if the tab is Hidden for Profile

Knowledge Article Number 000188487
Description I am trying to retrieve the tab visibility for different sObjects via the Metadata API, but I noticed they are not returned when the visibility is set to Hidden.
Resolution This is working as designed. In the Profile object, tabVisibilities are not retrieved when the visibility value is set to Hidden.

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