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.
Still having trouble. We cannot find anywhere on the admin dashboard where to enable team owners being able to delete members posts. I know this used to be a feature before. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Teams Free is a starting point for new users who tend to make more mistakes. Can the admin default could be "Owners can delete messages"? Persistent messages, posted in the wrong channel or inappropriate messages would likely be fatal to evaluations.
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.
John Egleston commented
As others may have noticed, team owners can already delete messages if enabled tenant-wide - see https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19492525-owners-admins-need-ability-to-delete-messages-of-o
Ich would love the idea of a channel moderator and would like to add one more function: The possibility of moving entries. Why? In some cases users want to reply on a conversation but instead of replying they open a new discussion. The comment may be very helpful and should not be deleted or edited, but a moderator (or the user self) should be able to move the entry elsewhere - just in channels - NOT in chat.
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)?
Mike G commented
I can't understand why Teams was even released without this essential functionality, let alone why Microsoft has (as of this moment) failed to respond to the outcry here or in numerous other posts asking for the same thing.
critical to basic usage, already is a problem and will clutter and limit usefulness if not handled soon
When will this ability be (re)incorporated into Teams? Team channel owners need this ability to delete inappropriate/irrelevant chats/conversation posts.
Tyrone Munn commented
We are looking to deploy to retail stores and want to control the group so the stores cannot accidentally communicate with head office end users.
Zachery Swindle commented
I see this all the time, people posting in the wrong place, emailing to the wrong channel.
Your channel subject is all about CATs, and Bang.. it has a large Email post about getting a discount on Car insurance. Then you have people Replying to the posting asking.. "Should this be here?" or "Wrong Subject man!!" as a owner I can't remove any of it. :(
Walter Rochowiak commented
YES, this is a great idea.
Yes, I can see how this would be beneficial.
Ahmed Khan commented
Being an owner of the team, must be able to clean up channels by either archiving or deleting conversations
Option to Delete Email posting that should not be posted.
Such as spam or emailed to the wrong team
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.
Alyson Krauss-Thompson commented
Yes, as the owner of a Team, I'd like to be able to clean up channels by either archiving or deleting conversations that are old or no longer relevant.
@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!
Tamra King commented
It is impossible to use Channels for many use cases without ability to Moderate the traffic and organize according to a specific recurring cycle. For example, we want to support a monthly change management cycle of change request posting, reviews, discussions and approval/rejections. Once that cycle is complete for a specific Conversation, it needs to be archived. Without moderation features, we cannot use the Teams app effectively for this purpose.