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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Berney Villers commented
Everytime I have a new group chat, it stays in my chat list forever, cluttering it up. It would be great to be able to remove these from my chat list or at least have the view grouped by people, historical group chats, etc.. such that these could be collapsed by default, showing only the list of individuals
Under the ADMIN Settings, I see the place to allow users to delete their own messages, but I cannot disable this feature. How do I disable this for my tenant?
Looks to me as if the capabibility to edit and delete one's messages has rolled out. Thanks!
YES! If we could please have the ability to delete private chat threads I would REALLY appreciate it.
This would be great, the recent list is beginning to get langer and longer with 70 users.
Mike Sugarman commented
We also would like this feature please.
Any updates? We really need to delete or archive old chats. Thanks
Brandon H commented
This would also allow us to clean up our main channels before unleashing Teams to our entire organization.
Is this something that is going to be implemented within the next month or so? I would love to use this for our team but need these abilities first. Thanks
Curtis Parker commented
I need to be able to delete an entire chat thread. But more importantly, delete a message within a chat thread. For example, someone sends a really annoying animated GIF. It's funny at the moment but annoying when it sits there in front of your face forever. We have a chat thread that includes all the members of our team just for general chatting. Like a chat room. It's mixed with humorous stuff and business stuff. Don't want to lose the business stuff but don't want to keep the funny stuff.
D Kerns commented
I would just like to be able to clear my history. I can delete emails why can't I delete chats.
It's sometimes necessary to delete a message received from another (in a "private" chat, not group).
Content could be inappropriate or against business policy (i.e. such as some of the gifs, passwords etc.).
It would be easier to remove something myself rather than asking and hoping for the other person to do it - especially if that person goes on-leave.
Daniel Hernandez commented
I would like to be able to delete individual chats. i have chats that i no longer use and i cant delete them. For example, i have a chat with an employee that is no longer here and i cant delete that chat. Thank you.
Brad Friedlander commented
This sounds like some good improvements.
SH AW commented
Are you also handling the deleting of BOTS messages? that is, when a BOT is added for test or POC, there are some automated messages added. Subsequently when the BOT is deleted from the dashboard, there is no way to delete these messages that were added automatically.
Donald Strand commented
Great! Also, would like to add that my preference would be just the ability to Close out a conversation. I don't need to delete messages in a conversation, and in fact would be sad if my history was deleted, I just want to be able to clear it from the window to declutter it. It can come back the next time the person or myself re-opens a 1 on 1 chat, as long as I can close it out when I'm done.
Dave G commented
Great to hear! I would say, at least for me and my company (17,000 strong), closing/deleting the private chat is the more desired feature. I have hundreds of them "open"
It's great to see you're listening and acting on feedback though!