Allow removal of people from Group Chats
Once a person is added to a group chat. You cannot remove them. You must create a new chat and lose all the history.
Removing people from group chats is available on desktop and mobile. Please see this article for details: https://support.office.com/article/leave-or-remove-someone-from-a-group-chat-7db55a67-0ba4-4409-a399-5ed502a1d094.
Note: Your admin will need to turn on this setting to allow members to remove each other from a group chat.
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[Deleted User] commented
Five months later...
I have a similar use case to Becky B - user left the company, after disabling the account they show up as "unknown user" and still cannot be removed from group chats.
This is *insane* that this is not something you can do...
Becky B commented
I was just asked about this as a needed feature; adding my vote!
We have a team member who left the company. I removed him from the Team itself, but cannot remove him from the chat. A "This person is out of the office and may not respond" bar continually pops up when we're in the group chat.
10 days and counting....
Still waiting on this from Winter of 2018. Any update?
Steve Cost commented
I've had a chat on going with 3 users for approx 2months. One chat member accidentally added 3 incorrect people to 'my' chat and now I have to start a new one from scratch to keep the thread going but lose all the history??? there are 3rd party apps for my phone that give me this option... i might move all chat to that platform instead
Update on this would be greatly appreciated.
Daniel Wang commented
Software delay is normal, just let us know the new ETA, kind like what Ellon Musk did, some ETA is better than no ETA.
Aiden Galvin commented
Can we have an updated ETA? Or did you mean Winter (end of) 2019?
NR Palapati commented
Update of the ETA would be nice!
Adam S. commented
Even a PowerShell solution would be acceptable at this point.
when are we going to have this feature?
Not being able to remove people from a group chat is Less Than 90's technology.
Just put this in context for you - this feature was requested as soon as the offering was added to E3/E5 licensing.
Unfortunately, we needed this a year ago.
Has this change been made yet? I am trying to do the same and don't see the ability to remove members from my Team's group chat.
Petter Lindgren commented
Winter is here!
The year is 2030. Most cars are driving themselves, physical money doesn't exist anymore. We can travel from Montreal to Tokyo within six hours thanks to new transport technologies. The sun is shining, birds are singing. You get to the office, and have to start a new group chat again, because you still can't remove people from the original one if need be.
Life is good.