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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It appears that this has been added today. However, as of right now, I can't seem to turn it on in the Admin Center (Settings/Services/Microsoft Teams/Messaging). The slider is there and it is in Off position and I can't turn it on. Perhaps it is still being deployed.
In this area, Microsoft is acting like a rinky-**** operation that doesn't know what they're doing!! Basic ability to delete completed and old chats should have been included in the very FIRST RELEASE! That's not even an issue up for debate. It's not an unusual or non-standard function. Right now, I have 6 old chats that are cluttering up the display horribly. Poor! Poor!
David G. commented
With the latest update I can edit or delete my comments after 24 hours on devices, but NOT on the desktop app or live.
Hi Microsoft, it's extremly important to be able to delete chat entries, so to give flexibility of working on temporary project group and delete them after projects are done.
Put latest comments on top, scroll down for older comments. Please add the ability to delete posts - if not for everyone then at least for the owner.
Our company is looking into using MS Teams as our primary channel for communication/workflow. In testing, we have been adding a lot of bots and files and whatnot just to see if they are useful. A lot of these we have deleted. Every time we add and/or delete a bot, it takes up a lot of space in our team conversation.
It would be awesome if we could delete, hide or archive those actions in the team conversation.
Please tell us when this will be happening - we should have to option to delete a chat/leave a chat/archive a chat.
Also make chats that are updated move to the bottom so old ones leave the top or something?
Yes, please make this a priority! I agree, I would like the Chat Threads to be archived rather than deleted, so on the off chance you need to search for something you still could in the archives.
The fact that one cannot delete an entire chat is absolutely ludicrous. Without this functionality we will likely cease utilizing this product.
Lonnie Jeeves commented
Without having the ability to moderate posts, we will be abandoning this product.
I received the confirmation that the option is not available for now to Allow owners to delete all or any messages; however it is visible on the Graphical User Interface and the option may be functional after sometime but they indicated that they do not have an estimated time of when it will be fixed.
This is a core functionality and was even mentioned in the Windows 10 S launch!
Kayla Meier commented
Instead of deleting it completely, please give us the option to archive. Many people do not like deleting things in case you ever want to come back to it.
Yes! Annoying to have to see mistakes repeatedly while we are learning.
simple CRUD people. Why was this not a minimum requirement, seriously?
When a conversation about some topic is complete, I want to archive / delete the conversation to keep the channel clean.
Joseph Straw commented
It is pretty frustrating to not be able to delete chats that are no longer relevant in order to have a cleaner look.
There is a 24h limitation for delete/edit message.
Saša Agejev commented
Can you please add this feature? I really need this.
Need the ability to delete chats