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
We have no control over our contacts, and Microsoft does not, and seems not able to address the issue.
As many many people are turning to Teams I would think Microsoft would listen to the suggestions and get fixes faster!
I also had a maddening and lengthy experience with this issue on my work device. As Microsoft told me to change the settings on my personal iPhone, which was not a solution, I finally did a live chat with Apple. They spent a lot of time with me, and finally determined that Microsoft was pulling most or all of the contacts from my Outlook contacts on my work device. So I went in and scrolled through all Outlook contacts on my work device and deleted each one that was not needed.
still not possible it seems (June 9, 2020) !
What's the status on this??
Not done a year later!
Why does it take so long?
I'd like to remove the suggested contacts.
Merci de nous donner la possibilité de vider l'historique des recherches de Teams car cette étape n'est pas possible pour le moment.
I think it this is the most featureless app i have used since 1980. You cannot personalize anything, I hate the autofill and want to turn it off.. I dont understand why when i type a name it has to put the users email or name in as Jim Smith or most of the time as smith, jim
Just Stupid..and why would my company opt for it other than it is cheap..for them to do so...to save a buck..and use somthing that is a POS
Please allow admin the option to decide which contacts can be in the list!
Stuart Ginns commented
I see that your comment of "Partially Done" was nearly a year ago, is there development when this will be available?
anonynmous and amazed at the temerity commented
If I understand, the Contacts reached into my... personal phone? calendar? Hotmail? where? and just added everyone it found and I CANNOT REMOVE THEM even if they are not work-related? What kind of logic is that?
Brandon Tarr commented
There is an obvious common thread to this sort of thing that shows up every single time. I'm talking about "features" of software for which programmers decide that they know better than the actual end user of the software and hard code something into the interface which cannot be customized or disabled. There is a really simple rule of thumb for things like this. Don't ever do it. You as a programmer NEVER know better than the end user.
Please let it at least optional, so users can remove it if they wish. We are using the Teams at work, and really don't need the MS to suggest with whom should we chat.
Thank you for consideration.
Rick Hyne commented
How about making it so users can make themselves available to which teams can engage in chat with them?
I don't want all users to have access to the entire user list.
I would prefer that a admin can decide wich contacts can be in the list. Also it would be nice if an Admin can disable suggested contacts.
Irene Hamman commented
I have a list of suggested contacts that no longer are employed with the firm. I'm at a lost as to what the reasoning is behind not allowing suggested contacts to be deleted. Please provide this feature soon.
Voted. Just received user feedback that Suggested Contacts was scaring some of the new Teams users because of course our CEO and SVPs are listed as Suggested Contacts -- they were afraid they would accidentally chat with them.
It's really embarrassing for me to see some unexpected people are suggested to my new teammate. I think my team's privacy is being hampered by MS Team.
P. Nassmann commented
Please allow a feature to remove suggested contacts in speed dial. There ia absolutely no reason that we should have to have this.
It's really frustrating that when using teams there are many unwelcome people on the suggested list and there's no way to remove them.