Delete Private Chat threads
This request is for the ability to completely delete a private chat thread. (Not hide/archive.)
Again, this was pulled out into its own topic because it is still under review and no decision has been made.
To recap what has already been completed from the other topic:
- Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
- Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
- The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in channels, but the private chat threads that appear when you click the Chat icon on the left-side app bar).
- The ability to mute your private chat threads. (these are not the chat threads in channels, but the private chat threads that appear when you click the Chat icon on the left-side app bar).
This topic deserves consideration and separating out hot items is something we have often done. Please don't think of this as an attempt to diminish the ask, we know that many people want this.
Thank you for your understanding and feedback.
Allowing deletion of private chat threads is on the backlog.
Jasmin Stanford commented
So many people have requested this many threads, as well as in this suggestion thread. I don't know why this isn't something that has been fixed yet.
Ernesto Gonzalez commented
Please work on this, every other chatting app/platform has this. It's like building a house and not building a door. Who does that?
Greg Blood commented
Is there an update on this?
We need to be able to delete chat history. It is ridiculous that this issue has not been addressed by MS.
Archive and Deleting your side of the conversation does not solve the issue. If you are having an HR related chat, you don't want employees that might sit near you or come by see a conversation you had with a manager regarding them because you needed to talk to the manager regarding another topic. Deleting just your side of the convo doesn't work because you still have manager side and having both sides sit there and delete one by one is tedious and time consuming. It's fine if you want to keep things in the backlog or background but let us archive conversations and start fresh if wanted or NEEDED.
Ray Coyle commented
I cannot believe MS missed this capability it need to be at the top of the backlog
[Deleted User] commented
* big thumbs up*
Not important commented
2 years we are asking ...do you really believe MS cares what we the users want ? really ? your that naive . Citizens, don't use Spyware in your business
Is this request to delete private chats in Teams still in the backlog? I would consider this a basic function and/or very doable with the might of Microsoft.
In Skype for business, once you closed the app, the messages were gone. I personally like this compared to Teams with the messages always staying there. It is less confusing and distracting.
We would also like to be able to delete FEED information
Jonatan Narvaez commented
This is essential not a "feature"... We need this urgently.
My colleague Danielle would like to be able to delete her chats.
Michael Stape commented
I will not use team as a chat until the delete is possible. I will use a third party chat.
Hi I was wondering if Microsoft Team will correct the ability's to delete conversation of Teams one to one chat history, I would like to have the ability to completely delete chat history but the feature is not available at this moment, It will be nice to know when that feature will be added so I can delete chat history.
Huge design flaw!
Look microsoft... WTF? allow the user to delete their chat. It isnt that difficult. Slack can do it. Why can't you? It has been months and you guys still havent implemented this. Please HURRY UP!
Chad Smith commented
I now use the private chat feature far less once I found out that they can't be deleted.
I now use other more private non-MS apps for chatting.
Please, let me delete a complete chat.
In my opinion, from legal perspective ( according GDPR) chats have to be deleted regularly , f.i. after 30 days; how to do this automatically ?