Block change picture
In Skype for Business we were able to prevent users from uploading pictures for their avatar. This was done from a PowerShell script that modified the OWA policy. We should have the same option with Teams. Hopefully in UI instead of PS.
This item is still in the works, no new details to share yet.
Is it released ? What is the tentative date ?
Alex Ouretski commented
Has there been any movement in this space? It's been over a year since last response from Microsoft.
You're pushing for Teams adoption yet there are some fairly fundamental features, that are available in SfB, missing STILL. There also hasn't been an update on this for over a year!!! SERIOUSLY??????
Nan Win commented
Agreed. Needs a resolution asap
We have minor students in a School tenant, where profile pictures is unwanted. Not even removing pictures by PS Remove-UserPhoto in script is working as documented. The picture is removed from Exchange Online but removal it is not replicated to Sharepoint Profile and Azure AD. Profile Picure management in Office 365 is a mess.
We opened a support case to Microsoft and their answer is that you cannot remove a profile picture from backend, and they intructed us to have the users manually remove their picture. Surprised that this still is not solved!. Ref: https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273493-office-365-admin/suggestions/10078710-need-a-way-to-force-sync-all-my-users-photos-from
Desperately need this as well. We have governance as to who can change these photos (IT/HR only).
I voted for this in early June and opened a MS support ticket as well. The support ticket was closed with a note that this was expected to be corrected Q3 2019. As we can see above, there still has not been a MS update since 8/6/2018. Also, the Teams Known Issues page (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/known-issues) still lists this as a known issue - and links to this User Voice page. Commenting again to reiterate how important this is to O365 customers.
Paul S. commented
I tried to reach out to MS through the "contact us" method which led to a chat session. When I referenced this issue in UserVoice and the delay in answering I received this response. "Okay, I dug through what my contact points are, and unfortunately my team doesn't have a way to flag an engineer to look at something. The only way to get an engineer to look at something is to get it trending. All I can recommend is getting more people to vote on it."
So...I will be reaching out to our MS representative through our company and seeing if they can put pressure on this.
Hope this feature is enabled soon. like everyone else, I have to schedule regular updates of official photos to restore the official pictures instead of those cute kittens and puppies.
Chris Calgher commented
Aaaaand stiiiiiilll no update.... My employer has completely moved to Microsoft Teams now by the way, and it would be REALLY nice if we could get this FINAL, SMALL little detail ironed out....
Scott Rowekamp commented
So tired of changing O365 photos back to their official photo because someone thought it would be cute to upload a photo of their dog in teams and now it shows up on emails and in SharePoint. Please roll this into prod, we are wasting so much time on this.
Keith Culpepper commented
@Warren, come on guys, an update would be great.
Seak, Teng-Fong commented
Come on! We are not on Facebook! How can Microsoft engineers allow anyone to change his/her photo? Don't you have the least *corporate* concept in your heads?
In *company / corporate* environment, users photos are supposed to be controlled by Human Resources.
Sonny Gillissen commented
Any news? We really need this feature!
Same Issue. Please enable this for teams
You can do this using the same property in O365, exchange, sharepoint but you can't stop it in Teams? Come-on Microsoft!
Between just this uservoice thread and the one I just posted, you have over 1500 admins requesting this and no update in a year...not impressed. https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/264636-general/suggestions/32017660-teams-picture
Ditto what Tim said. It really should not be that difficult when it can be locked down in SPO with just a property switch.
Tim Mann commented
It is been 2 years and still no fix. For all of the weekly updates on new features /and various changes that is happening in O365/Teams/Azure, can this not be knocked out? If it requires multiple PowerShell commands to lock down each area (O365/OWA/Teams) fine.
Help the admin's of the world who have to manage this stuff.
Any updates on this feature?