Include previous chat history when adding new people to group chat
Provide an option to include chat history when you add new person to a group chat
Great news everybody, this feature request has now made it to the public ring! You will now see the chat history when adding new people to group chat.
Thank you for the suggestions and feedback.
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Can we include previous chat history to new people in a chat yet?
Ann Brady commented
This feature was available on consumer Skype, you can enable chat history for new participants and then when you add people they could "read up".
Dean Johnston commented
Looking for the ability that when you add new participants to a private chat that the new participants can then see any previous messages within the thread. At the moment when you add new participants they can't see the previous conversation that's been going on. I believe this feature is already available when adding new members to teams and channels?
This feature within private chat would really be a plus for us when using Teams.
Tani Ras-Devereux commented
1. Adding a New Person to Chat Should be a With History or With out History option to start off with.
2. It would be great if the creator of the chat channel or the person who added the team mate to the group can administer some rights for security after the person has been added.
a. See History Yes/No
b. Read and Write Rights
c. Read only Rights
d. Exclusion list of Team mates/group members to be excluded from the group
This is already implemented? (1.0.00.19451)
Jamie Thomson commented
Glad this is planned. The correct thing to do.
Forrest Parker commented
"When you add someone new to a conversation, they won't be able to see what was said before they joined."
That is something that is extremly useful for when roping new participants into a convo, and not having to copy all the history back in so the user can be up to date. Slack does this by asking if you want this or not when adding a user.
Charlie Huggard commented
I should also be able to permalink / refer to previous messages/threads.
But this must be OPTIONAL!
Thea Davis commented
This is very important for reducing emails. Our team will just go back to sending long email threads if re-explain a conversation.
Sean W commented
Is this how it works for channels and private group chats? I'd expect it to work such that:
- When someone joins a team they have full visibility of the history for the channels in that team, key to bringing them up to speed and being able to search/refer to historical conversations
- When someone is added to a private chat they don't see the history. Private chats are private for a reason, if it's something that needs to involve the wider team then the conversation should happen in a (searchable) channel, not private chat
Dan Siroky commented
Unfortunately this will be the biggest hindrance to using this with teams. We have people jump on and off teams often and not being able to see previous conversations means we'd have to use other means like email or Slack.
How is this not part of the fundamental design? If you're late to join you miss any previous messages?
Michael Kulpa commented
Ideally this would have some granular options. Being able to change the persistence of a channel after creating it would be nice.
Adam Chopko commented
Yes, critical for onboarding a new employee or getting someone caught up to speed. Surprised this doesn't exist already.
Dave Ellis commented
Wait, is this really not the way it works? That's terrible, that's one of the major features of these types of offerings (Slack, Glip, etc).
yes, persistent chat. especially important with teams collaborating for break fix issues so someone mid issue can come in, catch up to what's going on and immediately help out.