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.
Thank you for your votes and comments on this feature. The team is in the process of finalizing designs for deleting private chat threads. I will update as we have more progress to share.
You guys are not effective, why this implementation taking so long. All of us asked for this feature a long time ago
I can't believe this is not an available option already
yes :) u didn't like this did you ..
It worked but you disabled this option.
This method used to work .
now it returns :
VM801:2 DELETE https://amer.ng.msg.teams.microsoft.com/v1/threads/19:firstname.lastname@example.org net::ERR_ABORTED 403
thank you, I'd like the option to delete threads from the chat as well. Any updates
Anwar Saheed commented
update plz. need option to delete entire chat
More than 2 months to "finalizing" the design and we don't have nor updates nor deadlines.
How is this not done? Design? seriously?
C'mon already! I've been chatting with babes at work but now that I'm working from home my gf can easily check the history.
Got the word that Skype is being decommissioned. This issue is the single biggest barrier to adoption as far as I'm concerned. It's simply clutter. If the team is still in the design phase, then what's the ETA? One month, 6 months? Longer?
Y'all own Skype. Skype removes all private chats as you close the program. Or you can delete individual chats. Please, our company is about ready to transition completelyto Teams and disable Skype. Please fix this before the only chat option left to us is to live in never ending clutter.
Rich O'Regan commented
Come on! Please allow the ability to delete old chat threads from the "recent" pane!! the user interface is way too cluttered by previous chats that could be a one time communication! The purpose of an "instant message" is to instantly chat and then move on!!
Jorge Fraga commented
any news on when this will be finally available? Microsoft is being too slow...
this discussion is becoming a joke. how many people work on this project?
The amount of clutter is ridiculous because EVERYTHING stays! I did a test meeting learning the different features- now I have meeting and strange chats that have nothing to do with the topic of the work. It's bizzare to think that you would want to keep everything- Hey, lets do a team lunch- then chat about it. It can't be deleted????
Major oversight. So we'll just keep texting on the side, I guess....
Please hurry in approving this feature. Similar to Skype chat once it is closed it automatically deletes prior conversations and restarts new thread!
What an absolute joke. For crying out loud, please, just sort this ASAP. It's becoming unworkable
The fact that there is no delete full chat and that if you delete messages in the thread it only appears as "delete comment..undo" is frustrating. It isn't technically "deleting if I can undo the delete, it is basically the same hide feature if you wanted to hide the conversation.
Are we asking for any advanced feature -"No" OR innovative feature - "No"
Still Team's team is not able to move the needle.
Where is the delete!
This feature needs to be added asap