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
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.
Peter Fischer commented
I use SharePoint for different clients all with F1 license with different 0365 groups, each content is well well separated from another. But in Teams many of them see people from other o365 groups - this drastically disturbs all confidence in a client-oriented SharePoitn Platform. Please stop this automatic display asap! People in one group only have to talk/chat/communicate in Teams only with this team members, not with anybody else.
Keith Calmes commented
Very confusing our organization doesn't NOT want o see a list of names except if in same group membership. Most names appearing do not have a license for Teams
Addison LeMessurier commented
As you can see from the previous comments, no one is looking for improvements to this. It is a useless feature that wastes screen space and is just one more thing we have to avoid accidentally clicking on.
There are no circumstances under which this feature could ever be useful. No one is looking for a third party’s (Microsoft’s) opinion on who they should be talking to within their organization in order to do their job.
option to "discard" specific suggestions? I'd rather be able to just turn it off! I am constantly clicking on the arrow to hide the list so how does an option to discard people who I'm not looking at anyway help me?? I just want to get rid of the clutter all together!
How long we still need to wait?
@alex any news on this?
Daniel Smith commented
My goodness - it's really taken 2 years and 3 months to implement such a basic feature? Good to hear it's finally being worked on though.
audrey campbell commented
Good it is so frustrating having people and teams you don't know don't want to engage with popping up when it starts, what a stupid idea!
The Suggested list includes people who've left my organisation, and whose Azure accounts have been deleted.
Wow! You started working on it only 2 years after first suggestion has been made. The Road Runner would be so proud of you.
And seriously, there are TONS of ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL features waiting to be introduced for YEARS. Are you really OK with that?
Please allow a feature to remove suggested contacts. Absolutely no reason that we should have to have this
Please allow a feature to remove suggested contacts. Why keep indefinitely? There are dozens of reasons to allow users to remove contacts, no reasons to not have the feature and control for the user.