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
Walter Thompson commented
There is a github link to remove suggested contacts, but I'm not brave enough to try. If anyone else does, please post back here:
Walter Thompson commented
Until whomever's darling 'suggested contacts' is no longer works at Microsoft, we probably need some sort of a workaround. Isn't there a registry entry to remove it?
Kat Seaton commented
Many of the suggestions in my chat window are personnel that are no longer employed in the company. Many of whom have not been employed for years. (Many that were not employed with the company before we switched to office365)
Both people showing in my suggested contacts are no longer with my organization, in fact, one of them left 10 months ago. The other only left 6 months ago. It's really silly that I'm seeing them appear there, it's a dumb oversight by Microsoft to allow this to persist.
The suggested contacts feature is pulling out of date information from somewhere (delve?) - even for internal staff.
That means our users get bounces when sending to our own staff!
Remove this feature - or at the very least, allow us control (eg, update caches) so that it doesn't *break email*
Jessica Knipl commented
At the very least make it collapsible and stay collapsed until I choose to expand. It keeps reopening every time I leave the screen.
Reinhard Schuerer commented
The suggested contacts seems to be completely random, the users didn't know the suggested contacts at all.
Why even ask? The default answer to the question "should we allow ___________"? is always "yes". Give the user the power.
As to this specific question.....of course the answer is "yes".
Absolutely - make it a user option.....
Roberto Simi commented
Yep agree with all the comments - this needs to be removed or at least be configurable
Sam Eidam commented
Please remove the suggested contacts, or at least have the option to remove single individuals from the suggested list. Many do not work here anymore.
yeqian zhao commented
YES! get rid of it. 70% of the people on the list doesn't even work here anymore.
Please remove or keep it collapsed.
Or at least make it so that when you collapse it to get rid of the clutter, it STAYS collapsed when you come back!
Yes - please either remove or allow for the removal of suggested persons. It's old and contains people I don't want to engage with.
Yup, another stupid 'feature' that is a HUGE negative. REMOVE IT or allow user editing!
Kevin Neufeld commented
Yes, please remove Suggested Contacts (or provide a way to disable it).
The so-called "Speed Dial" tab takes several seconds to load since it has to display a couple of hundred "Suggested Contacts" in addition to my "Favourites"
John Naples commented
Please remove Suggested!
4 out of my 11 suggested contacts are no longer with my company. 5 of the 11 are helpful to see. Why can't I remove the ones that are not relevant? It's annoying each and every time I use chat, and I wasted a fair amount of time trying to figure how to remove them. It's this type of small annoyance that taints the overall product and makes me wish my company had chosen Slack instead.
Lars Bo Wassini commented
I have 13 in suggested contacts. 4 of these are no longer in the company. I also have the CEO (!) and his secretary as suggested. Why?
... and 3 more I have never had ANY contact with.
So - all in all - not very useful.