Delete bot messages
With the Polly bot, sometimes a member of one of my Teams will make an error while writing out a poll. Currently it is not possible to remove this poll, or, as far as I can tell, any message that is created by a bot.
It would be great to be able to delete messages created by bots.
The ability to delete Bot messages feature has been added to the backlog. Thank you for your feedback!
Same problem with the MS Forms bot, you make a typo and to bad you can't go back and reposting the same poll will just cause more confusion
+1 Being able to remove unused bots should be a hygiene factor, not something that you ever need to get feature requests for.
Gaurav Chhabra commented
+1 for this feature to be added in Microsoft Teams.
Its very normal for any user to make a mistake while interacting with bot and the chat being on a channel should be allowed to be deleted. There can be typos while giving input to the bot which sends cards to the Teams Channels to correct them there is just one way delete the wrong card and create another. Having such integrations and adding this functionality will improve the user experience.
Kashif Shamaz commented
+1 for this feature to be added in Teams experience.
Its not uncommon for users of bots to provide wrong inputs (typos etc) to the Bot which get reflected back in the Rich cards sent by the Bot.
If the user can be allowed to delete those Bot message cards, it will be very helpful.
And I think plenty of bots which show/process and reflect user's inputs in cards will need this feature so that users can easily delete those bot messages when they realise their typos.
Jim Nubiola commented
same here. it's annoying because you always start with bot for testing purpose....
I have the same issue. I did some tests with bots and I would like to delete them from my team. I can neither delete bot messages form General Chanel nor delete/reset "General" channel.
Chris Webb commented
Owners can with the delete all chat messages option on currently. Users still cannot. This bot should probably post in the context of the user submitting it, but not sure that is possible.
Yes this needs to be done.
Rob Jones commented
Add, Change, Delete capability is a core need with any tool. If you created the poll or message you should be able delete it. or the team moderator should have this ability.
Having extra noise in the mix causes confusion. I like Polls to go away once a decision has been made based on them.
Please allow this basic functionality ASAP!
Otherwise opening Teams for younger students will be a bother. They'll try anything and anything is mostly something you want to delete :)
Yes, please add this functionality ASAP ;-)
Yes this is an ugly mess. At first Polly would not show up in the drop down to be selected. Finally found out how to do that part. Now I can not get it to actually poll on an Employee Engagement page... Sigh now everyone sees how to create a poll and I do not want anyone doing that. When will this be fixed....
Jean-François Roy commented
How can I use this as a corporate tool if I can't delete a mistake or forgot to add an answer. Please implement the delete option!
SH AW commented
yes, it is very frustrating that Bots messages cannot be deleted from Conversation even when the Bots has been deleted.
Polly Remover commented
We have a polly in Teams that at random generates notifications to people that have not been linked/@ or anything else. It causes frustration so I suppose removing the Polly is the only option we have. Please implement the removal of Polly ASAP.
Consider defining a "test" mode function, and making input and/or output while running in test mode being saved/archived with the capability of future retrieval and or deletion via a testing admin function. This would give us the ability to reproduce issues, save the output, delete the output from the normal displayed flow, and create documentation and/or submit support requests if the issue is part of the release codebase. Issues of testing vs. operational owner permissions could then be left up to the local discretion.
@Jeroen: When is the timeframe to clean this up?
When testing, I made a poll and now it's ugly and takes up space. I need to get rid of it.
It is terrible that we can't delete the messages - especially if mistakes are made. It's very distracting from the real content. At least make the administrator have the ability.