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!
Max Dean commented
6 months since the last admin update. I could see why this is pushed out by some priority, but what is 'under review'?
Samir Diwan commented
The best way around this is to author the poll from the Polly tab. This won't leave any breadcrumbs of syntax errors (or successes!)
Here's how to create a poll from the tab: https://www.polly.ai/help/microsoft-teams/authoring-voting/advanced-options
Romain Loisel commented
impossible to delete a bot message and flux indication of bot. (SurveyMonkey bot). It's limit a Spammmmm in the app :'(
Not very pro… arffff
At the moment it is not possible to delete a Forms poll in a channel conversation. I think when I delete my post, the poll should be deleted as well or at least the user should be allowed to delete the poll separately.
There is no option to delete a quick poll from a teams channel, that I can find. The ellipses does not have a delete option. I can remove the form from Forms, but it doesn't remove it from the channel in Teams.
Ryan Novak commented
Same issue nearly 2 years later. Add/Edit/Delete should be core functionality.
I'd like to be able to delete messages posted programatically through an incoming webhook so the channel doesn't get cluttered by tons of messages
Cuong TN commented
why is it taking so long to have final decision on this?
Adam Randall commented
Can delete the channel but not an individual message, I wonder what the thought process is for coming up with something like that?
I have a webhook alerting me for when a document has been set to update & once i update I was expecting to delete the alert from the converations area but no, its not possible.
+1 for me on this one. My use case is where I've created polls using the Forms bot. If the question is long then when the bot posts the poll only part of the question is displayed (this is another issue) . It is possible to delete the post which created the poll but NOT possible to delete the poll itself.
Team owners should be able to delete polls (or BOT messages) from their Team
Tharglet Asimis commented
+1 to this. Not just useful for Polly, got a few bots I wouldn't mind cleaning up after. Just seems infuriating Owners can't delete any bot spam. Thankfully the bot writer(s) we have use a test channel for testing...
Ryan Varley commented
Deleting bot messages should be a setting that you can enable for members. Owners should be able to do this automatically.
Similarly, you should be able to edit the text on a form (or bot post). (I would suggest revision history be visible to all).
please find a solution!!
It's terrible that forms bot polls cannot be removed
Basically, the bot and the form both suck. Microsoft should be embarrassed, suggest they remove the forms bot, if this is the best they can do.
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.