owners/admins need ability to delete messages of others -
admins need the ability to delete users messages - this one thing is stopping me from leaving slack. need the ability to moderate.
There seems to be some confusion around how this works. First off the ability to delete messages is off by default.
The IT Admin who setup the Teams environment will need to turn on the admin ability to delete messages. Once they have enabled the functionality, admins will be able to delete user messages.
If your IT Admin as enabled it and you still are having troubles please let me know in the comments below.
Lisa Larkin commented
I see that Teams now has moderators, but it's really not a moderator, It is a who can post list of people. Moderators typically do approval processes. For example, a member makes an inappropriate post and the moderator would choose to approve or not approve that post hitting the conversation wall.
The other issue, which is this particular thread is that you can allow members to reply to posts that only owners can make, however, you as an owner can't moderate their post by deleting it if it is inappropriate, posted in the wrong location, or is misinformation.
Delete by the Owner of the Team Channel is Necessary.
We shouldn't be calling this new feature Moderator. It should be who can post list. A moderator is person who moderates an Internet forum or online discussion.
This is FB definition of a Moderator: Moderators can help admins with managing membership, reviewing posts and have most of the admin privileges with a few exceptions such as changing Group Settings, and removing/blocking another admin or moderator.
Of course there is confusion around how this works. How is it even possible for us to know "We have this" when the UI doesn't communicate it (even that it has to be enabled to function)?
When will this ability be (re)incorporated into Teams? Team channel owners need this ability to delete inappropriate/irrelevant chats/conversation posts.
Confirmed that this feature does NOT work with the new teams & S4F portal.
I've tried by having both the "Users can delete sent messages" and "Owners can delete sent messages" features enabled.
Also tried using the Set-TeamMessagingSettings -GroupId [REDACTED] -AllowOwnerDeleteMessages true powershell command and, while powershell accepted it, the feature is still not present.
This is a huge problem that needs to be looked into ASAP.
@Warren I've turned on this ability (to the best of my knowledge according to your brief description) and I mentioned here that it's still not working in the hopes that I might get further help on this. For one, can you detail the exact setting and location to make sure I have turned on the correct setting?
I have "Owners can delete sent messages" turned on and, as an owner, I still cannot delete others' messages.
The worst-case scenario of this is when a conversation gets "spammed" via outside email, then no one in the org owns that comment, so NO ONE can delete it (this actually happened to us). Totally unacceptable!
Phil Walker commented
I think Warren is referring to the setting in the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center under Messaging policies. Its should be listed as 'Owners can delete sent messages' under all of the profiles. We have it off at the moment so I'm asking for it to be switched on.
I do not see where the Admin can turn on this ability. Perhaps you could provide instructions.
What I want is to be able to delete *my* message history. If I chat with Joe, I want to be able to delete my copy of that chat. I do not want to have to call an admin every time I want a chat deleted.
Perhaps there is confusion because its not user friendly.
How do we delete a "meeting" in the Conversations folder? We've been searching for 2 hours.
Steven M commented
This functionality does not appear to exist inside of chats, contrary to Suphatra's statements. Admins cannot properly moderate chat threads.
I'm the owner of a team and i cant edit or delete other peoples messages.
I strongly think this should happen
@suphatra - once again you have shrugged this one off without forwarding it on. This ability was dangerously removed by your developers. please re-instate this.
Hello Suphatra, how is this done?
This feature is only available when it is "you" creating the message. I am a team owner of several teams and channels and cannot delete other people's messages. Is there a setting that needs to be turned on?
There appears to be a time limited-ness to deletes and it's not clear on what the implementation is. If the time limit has passed then deletes are not possible. For an admin/owner they should always be possible. If not, then perhaps a new role is required to ensure that moderation rights are well defined for the actions that remove information of others? There's also the matters for consideration discussed here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/ediscovery-investigation that shouldn't make it an issue to allow moderation at least of the aesthetic for reducing confusion.
Doesn't work for me. Can't delete others messages in teams as the team owner
Henk Thomassen commented
Today (more than 5 weeks after the last person mentioned it) it still does not seem possible: I am owner of a team but cannot delete someone else's messages. Also, I cannot delete system generated messages (e.g. notification that a meeting has been canceled). Also wonder if it would be useful to have the ability to set more granular permissions. E.g. certain users (with kind of moderator role for a specific channel) can delete messages from a specific Channel in the team but not from other Channels.
@Suphatra I still do not see this functionality. Am I missing something?