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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It is a bug to me - how u didnt have this option ???
Yep, needing this pretty quickly. It would be great to add capacity for more than 4 people on camera at a time as well.
Patiently waiting for release...
Lionel SAMUEL commented
this should be a basic feature....
Nguyễn Duy Tiệp commented
UP ? why? any blocker for this issue OMG !!!!
Please add this or atleast allow having 20+ members per chat. We cant add new members to our chats
Bobby aMorphine commented
I can't believe it took 18 months for such IMPORTANT functionality...
Any update on this?
i want to remove someone from a group chat and i can't total ****
its limits the amount of persons added to a chat which i hate.
Still no update???
Michelle Desmarais commented
To add to this thread, auto-removing disabled users from group chats rather than keeping them in the chat would make more sense. We've had a few employees leave and have had to recreate the group chats due to the accounts no longer being active which means we now lose any history from the original group.
*looks at date of the request, looks at today's date* This was asked for more than a year ago and it is "in the backlog"? That is a super helpful timeframe.
Frank Lombardo commented
This is an absolute necessity. It should be made a priority if the software allows for guest access it should allow for guest removal across the board. It really be some a security issue which is why it would be a priority and not on a backlog.
Timothy NGUI commented
Hi There. I seriously think Microsoft should provide an option for "group chats" (defined as more than 2 users in a chat) and enable the original creator of the chat, to boot someone out.
There are many use cases why this is so:
1. When team members leave a team and work in a different focus group
2. When employees transfer to another subsidary
3. When there is an abusive participant and needs to be booted
If Microsoft truly only wanted to limit the group admin functions to teams, then I would suggest you just Disable the group private chat function, and keep it 1-to-1.
As TEAMS transitions into a full fledged client having full features of Skype4Biz in Q4 2018/Q1 2019, imagine calling a conferencing by pressing the "call button" in the group chat. This then becomes that "Group conference" function, but lacks the full function of skype4biz where conference calls have a presenter, and a participant segregation.
This chat function is not a simple after thought, and should not be treated as such.
Since Microsoft is serious about being on-par, and BETTER than #SLACK because of the full integration of Skype4Biz into the Teams client, then it should deliver as intended, and not limit the way Enterprise and organisations work, but be fluid and Evolve their application together.
This seems to be a duplicate of https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18762736-allow-removal-of-people-from-group-chats
Neil Carmichael commented
Given you only allow 20 people in chat :-( you should at least allow us to remove people so we can add others
Being 2018, and being Teams the 1.000.000 IM tool made by MS, (Comic Chat, MSN, Skype, Skype for Business, MS Communicator, etc, etc) I cannot believe I can't remove people from a group chat.
This is useful as we don't have private channels and it's appropriate to remove ex-employees who can no longer log in and 'leave the group'.