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.
Will K commented
As others have said, this only works if i turn on for every owner in all locations. We'd like to have this moderation feature (both delete and redact/edit by owners) in some teams and not others.
Please add the ability for admins/presenters to delete messages in individual meetings. This would be helpful if anyone leaves inappropriate messages/profanity during a meeting.
@Warren: Please read the comments in this forum - many many use cases have been presented and the global IT Admin can delete messages feature does not satisfy our requirements. Related, one cannot even move posts to a different channel to try to keep the main channels clean.
My IT department refuses to set ability to delete messages according to global policy of this permission. They sad, that it would be possible when user permission can be set only to specified team and channel. So, at this moment this functionality is unusable for most of us.
Maybe YOU have this but WE haven't.
David Morin commented
In our scenario, we do not want our users to have the ability to delete messages. However, there are situations where users stupidly post something that they shouldn't have (like employee salaries) in a meeting chat that we, as Teams administrators, should have the ability to delete, without giving the user who posted it, the permission to delete.
Mike in Cairns commented
No Warren - you don't "have this". At least not the way most team group owners need it.
Team owners can now delete chat but what about posts/conversations in team channel?
Kathleen Nicholls commented
We just want that the IT Admin has the ability to delete messages in a Teams and not the owners.
Is there a way to do it?
This is not granular enough. Allowing Owners from ANY team to delete messages in ANY other team is the WRONG solution.
We MUST have the granularity for a Team owner to only manage and deleted messages in the channels in THAT Team.
Im floored that this is not possible. This seems like chat mgmt. 101.
Please fix this to be granular.
As owner, I still don't have the ability to delete member messages.
how to owner delete post in multiple channel postl in teams, Owner not getting delete option that
Patrick O'Toole commented
I'm having trouble deleting messages that have been posted by others to multiple channels. In some cases, a multi-channel post should be removed from one channel e.g. after it's no longer relevant.
Other than asking the original other to delete it, is there a way to achieve this?
Stuart McBain commented
owners and admin need to delete entire threads not just individual messages
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