How can we make Microsoft Teams better?

whitelist specific bots

We would like the ability to whitelist specific bots at an organisation level, so that users can only add/use approved bots.

At the moment if bots are enabled there are no restrictions on which bots users can use. We've had to disable bots at this stage due to this missing functionality which is available in products like Facebook for Work

55 votes
Sign in
Check!
(thinking…)
Reset
or sign in with
  • facebook
  • google
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    5 comments

    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      Submitting...
      • Adondriel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why not just make it so that only certain people can add bots, and those who are adding the facebook bot to their team get that access removed? I feel like if you're having an issue with people adding facebook apps to their teams, it's a user issue, and blocking them from doing so just makes them use even more time trying to unblock it (and if they do try to unblock it, you might consider it grounds for termination).

        You can already define which roles can add a bot/app, just remove that permission if someone is abusing it.

      • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        More granular controls please. Whitelist of approved Bots for all, Bots limited to specific Teams otherwise not allowed.

      • Dirk Semper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We'd like to become Teams our main customer communication channel. Integration of approved bots would enable our organization to trigger workflows in our toolchain. Please make it happen.

      • Andreas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes!! Implementation of business productivity workflows do need a more granular BOT handling on top of a whitelist.

      • Daniel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We also need this feature!
        Currently all bots are disabled and we really like some of them!

      Feedback and Knowledge Base