The option to “discard” suggested contacts in your chat list is rolling out to users. We will be making further changes to make suggested contacts more relevant for new users in the future as well, so marking as partially completed. Thanks for your patience with this one.
~Alex & the Teams team
Evelyn Mendoza commented
I would like to suggest that as a student who also uses this msteams, the one who sees it should be private as only teachers and students can open it because both classmates can see it too and the owner should put a password or notice who opens their folder because what is happening can pass at the right time the student like me in case of the time changes because someone else opened and changed. then I would have liked to avoid the ridicule of my fellow students who only rely on the answers of others. I hope I can find a way to do this and grant my simple request.
when is MS going to roll out this feature ?
Jen Murphy commented
We need to have the ability to permanently hide or remove "Other Contacts" and "Suggested Contacts" on the Teams Speed Dial page. Not only the individual contacts, but the entire group. Most of our users don't use either group and find them to be an annoyance. We can hide them, but after rebooting the computer or just simply signing back into Teams, the groups are no longer hidden.
Need to remove Suggested and Other contacts from Teams.
I hope this gets removed from Outlook at the same time, it heavily compromises user confidence in your flagship products.
Agree with comments below regarding "Suggested Contacts" in Teams
Why is the same contact listed more than once?
Why do I have to keep looking at the name of a person who has left the company in order to use this functionality
This is a useful feature which has become an annoyance.
Leave it to Microsoft to come up with a good idea and then ruin it by not giving user sufficient control over it's use. Nice jump but you missed the bar on this one and now all your users are suffering by this shortsighted approach.
FYI - 2 years is way longer than acceptable to just add the same functionality to the tiles as are found in every other Microsoft application - i.e. "Delete" button
Hey how about you do your job and delete the suggested contacts list? I do not need it and most of all I do NOT want to see the face of my manager on the call screen.
This has been an annoyance to me since we started using Teams in May 2020, as I've had a contact regularly appearing in Suggested Contacts, despite that contact being a generic email address at my company.
This week, I noticed that in addition to that contact, there are nineteen others, including five duplicates, with each of those fourteen individuals already being in at least one of my Speed Dial lists.
Let's have an update on the status of correcting this, please.
I have just spent a couple of hours trying to work out how to remove people from the Suggested Contacts group. finally found this thread. What a waste of my time it has been. A comprehensive easily assessable User Guide would be useful. By Easily Assessible I mean easy to find what I want to know that doesn't require me to wade through acres of text to find what I want.
2 years & still no ability to remove suggested contacts. Are you really listening to the hundreds of comments?
Ben Keith commented
I don't have a problem with suggested contacts but what I've found is that a Resource Account that is attached to a Call Queue or Auto Attendant will remain as a suggested contact even if I purge said account from the Azure AD so effectively a broken contact will remain... and with no way to manually remove the "contact" will remain stuck there in my account.
yes please make it removeable asap. It is very annoying. All kind of contacts i don't want to put on my standard list. It consumes screen space.
Today is the second day of work in 2021. I was informed that we have to give up Skype for Business and replace it with MS Teams. Is it still not possible to remove the Suggested Contacts from the list? I need to use this software professionally.
Arman Ozzorluoglu commented
Adding a simple function such as ability to remove individuals from suggested contacts list should not take over a year. Should it? Why is Microsoft so slow to user responses.
Why you didn't listen your users. It's annoying to have a lot of useless contacts in "Contacts" and I can't do anything. I feel like Microsoft Team's *****.
[Deleted User] commented
"The option to “discard” suggested contacts in your chat list is rolling out to users"..."so marking as partially completed. Thanks for your patience with this one"
THAT WAS JUNE LAST YEAR AND STILL NOT DONE!!!!
You are totally useless at understanding users needs
Get this done Microsoft... it's obnoxious. We have common Area Phones and now after make a call or two they all now have "suggsted contacts". Feel bad for the people who they called... now their names are stuck on Team common area phones (CAP). Pleaes provide a way to DISABLE this!
We are all voting to remove the suggested contacts
Anja Fürstenberg commented
We would very appreciate when the function "suggested contacts" can be switched off or the suggestions could be deleted. We have no benefit or usage of it. Please turn that off.
I do not like anyone else suggesting who I should make contact with. I already have enough friends and contacts.
Please allow the 'Suggested Contacts' feature in TEAMS to be completely disabled.
I feel like someone in IT in our company is foisting this piece of rubbish on us and I don't like it. So now you see that one silly little feature completely spoils the new user experience. I dislike TEAMS already and I've only been using it for a week. I will be turning off all the useless features. the only thing I need is to hold meetings and make phone calls. Oh and the way it's setup I can't make calls outside of our company which is pretty useless for a customer facing role.
I like Zoom a lot more than this, but I don't have a choice. Please fix it so it does the basics and allows all the frilly nonsense to be disabled.