Hide, Archive, and Delete chat threads!
Teams is way to cluttered when you have several chats. It is difficult to see new messages when they come in. I like a very clean and simple tool and if you could manage options that let you delete threads and also that would let you choose to clear all activity and history upon closing the App that would be great. As it is I have a bunch on inactive threads that are always in the activity list and they are old and not active any longer. Other than this I really like the UI and the functions of the Teams App just want to be able to clear all the junk when I want to.
Additional clarification as to what was fixed in this feature request.
This request is done except for Delete Private chat. Delete Private Chat is still Under Review and therefore will be pulled into its own topic; no decision has been made to yet if this will be done or not.
What is complete are the following:
1. Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
2. Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
3. The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in channels, but the private chat threads that appear when you click the Chat icon on the left-side app bar).
4. The ability to mute your private chat threads. (these are not the chat threads in channels, but the private chat threads that appear when you click the Chat icon on the left-side app bar).
I have opened a new suggestion that targets just the ability to Delete Private Chat threads. If you want this feature, please go to this new topic and vote it up!
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any update on this one? It is so easy to press 'enter' when you haven't finished a post... having the ability to edit/ delete is quite important.
I'm going to move away from teams with my origination if the delete option will not be available before the end of the month
angie roberts commented
Can we get an updated status on this? The chat clutter is maddening! There should definitely more options for the user to control their chats.
Sam Vanhoutte commented
how long can it take before this feature gets implemented? it is so obvious to have this functionality, you would not even consider this to be a special feature
Rodolfo Castor commented
Delete Message from Chat is a must have, some private information can be send it by mistake and we should have ability to delete it.
Suphatra, What is the current status now 10/10/2017?
Keith B commented
Ability to Delete Private Chat Messages
It would be very valuable to be able to delete incoming chat messages from others. If someone else in my organization says something inappropriate in a private chat, I would like the ability to delete that message. A) So I don't have to see it, and B) so shoulder-surfers won't see it either. Currently the ability to only delete my own messages is very limiting from a Privacy perspective.
Jonathan Pizarro commented
Please develop ability to delete private chat threads. I honestly don't know how this was not part of the first Iteration.
+1 and to be able to clear history in private chats as well, thanks in advance!
Allow to clear all, & retain or delete history. When another party continues a cleared chat, if history is retained, the history shows until cleared again.
Therefore, if required, only current chats are shown.
yeah we have to be able to delete chats
Frustrating unable to delete previous chats. Please enable this ability.
Thus is why I wish the company had gone with HipChat or something fully functional.
Aurélien Prévot commented
Hello, still want to be able to delete my private chat messages
Joni Loponen commented
Delete does not work for me in a private team channel where I am as team owner. When this is implemented to private channels? The only mentioned upcoming feature is "delete private chat threads" not "delete private channel threads".
this is horrible, the inability to delete chats makes Teams unusable in less than a day. Nice tool, but totally worthless.
Can i ask if this includes being able to completely delete all "conversation" messages within the Team a opposed to private chats?
Also, are you working on the ability to have members of a Team set to NOT be able to comment / add a conversation etc? So you can basically have a Team where Owners can post but Members can do nothing at all except read the posts? This would be invaluable in Education for Student information!
college sysadmin commented
I'm going to stop all use of Microsoft Teams for my organization if owners, users or admins will not be able to delete chat threads
Agile is not an excuse to deliver ****** software. Your developers are smart, don't let them act like idiots just because someone did not fully ask for a "feature". The rules are simple...it's called CRUD. Anything you can create, you should be able to read, update, and delete. That is the default...any variation from full CRUD should be a thought out situation where full CRUD didn't make sense. This laziness in design where nothing is done until explicitly asked for is insane. Who implemented an Add chat feature without delete? Who does that?
I don't care about deleting the chat, but at least being able to close the window while the conversation is saved (like in Skype for Business) is a must. Teams is too cluttered and quickly becomes unusable.