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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allow me to clear message and chat streams, it is irritating to see al messages when they are outdated and not relevant anymore
It would be the most convenient to have the ability to remove a person from a chat group, not just team.
would be nice to delete chats, or be able to add people to existing chats
I'm also not able to do this -> “admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels”. Can you give same help pls?
Hi Suphatra in relation to “admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels” can you advise how I can alter this setting, as I am unable to find it?
John Hennesey commented
It can be done on slack...
We need the ability to Delete Chats!! I am no longer using this tool until it can be done.
How long until we can delete private chat conversations?
David Wolf commented
Yeah, this would be extremely handy. This and being able to Leave a private chat.
Josh Bahr commented
How do I enable the ability for channel owners to delete messages? I am not currently able to do this. Is this still getting released? Or is the option somewhere outside of teams?
Enable a "delete" selection with a Right click to delete old chats and meetings.
Chad Ellington commented
I checked with my Office 365 admin, but he advised that due to liability issues, he will not enable the deletion of messages. At this time MS offers ways to hold all Skype conversations but not all Team chats. As such the only way he can safeguard is to disable the ability for anyone to delete the content. If in the future MS hand out a way to log while allowing deletions he will reconsider this policy. Do you know if this is something that the Microsoft Teams group is working on?
Work only for the one who created channel of Chat. Not working for member or onwer-awarder who were added by initial owner.
Cathy Faber commented
I agree!!! It just seems cluttered to me. This is my personal opinion.
It would be nice to start fresh and delete everything before today or only delete posts that are no longer relevant.
Mike Lupo commented
I agree with what many people are saying on here, why wasn't this offered from the get go? Gross over site on end user experience. Does this remind anyone else of the original iPhone which couldn't even send picture messages??? yaaa.. thats right, apple reference on a Microsoft forum... #Thuglife LOL
Ryan colleton commented
Why is this even up for discussion? Why wasn't this available from the get go?
I work with 30+ different eople daily, why would I want to keep an open chat for 200 people permanently?
Roy Mwale commented
Slack lets me delete chats... You can make it where the team leader/team owner has the option to set whether chats or channels can be deleted..
agree, able to delete chats to keep clean, similar to Slack platform.
can you please have the feature to delete the whole thread chat immediately? PLeaseeeee!!!
Our admins messed things up with a new user, so now I have a chat with someone who no longer exists as a user and I cannot get rid of it - there's not even a hide option.
I started a chat with someone else who, as it turned out, is not an active Teams user, and now it's just cluttering up my chat history.
Having monitored these forums for a while, I can't help but wonder what timeframe we're looking at when the "Working on it" tag is used...