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.
I’m happy to share that the team has started exploring designs for this feature.
William T. Fargo commented
The pandemic cure will be found first before Microsoft figures out how to delete entire chats.
I am noticing that long threads are starting to become jittery and the cursor will freeze up when trying to type in them. If the length of the thread is causing this, it might be another good reason to give us the ability to delete entire chat histories.
Definitely a necessary feature
John Lyons commented
This would definitely be a good feature.
Leandro Gelasi commented
We absolutely need this feature.
Yousef Abdelaziz commented
ysf.abdei should be able to delete my chat msg's and also role back lines and words that been submitted and sent , cuz i might wrote something wronge or sent msg's to wronge persons , it happened with me and i felt bad and an embarrassment
You have to add the option to delete the whole chat and you should also be able to block a person
This issue must be fixed on urgent basis...
Big drawback to not able to clear chat history.
Aldwin Mendoza commented
I hate MS Teams for the sole reason that you cannot delete chat threads. This is a very basic feature in any messaging app.
Any update on this request? We are getting hundreds of complaints from users that this is nor available from Doctors, nurses that need to delete chats with patients dealing with the Covid19.
I was fine with MS Communicator, MS Lync, Skype, but MS Teams is not ready for the Enterprise.
I can't believe you can't delete your own chats, this is absolutely ridiculous. Now more than ever, people are working at home and we can't have a "light" conversation with our co-workers since everything is saved. We have to act 100% professional and this really makes life cruddy. We should have the ability to always delete our conversations and not have it logged.
I wouldn't mind having the ability to encrypt conversations either. We should have the freedom of protected speech that micromanagers or admins can't sneak in and ready every little thing you've written.
You could easily enable these features and it's not going to affect your sales. Everyone in my organization absolutely despises this software. You took a nice stand-alone product, Skype, and ruined it for the public. Now we're having our hands forced to use this. When we have a group chat that's not inside a call, it's so hard to tell who's actually inside your group chat. WHY? Did you hire a usability expert to give you feedback on this product? Are 6,000 people wrong? Deleting your individual messages it so silly, no one has time to go back and delete every message they've sent.
There are a lot of problems with MS Teams. It should have never been rolled out in the condition it's in. I've always liked Microsoft, but this is just embarrassing.
Please redeem yourself, and make this an actual good product. Fix it so the application administrators can't ***** people with policies that people deserve the right to have, and make it a permanent feature. Then make an upgrade necessary which will enable these features.
I am a professional IT Engineer, and this has made me incredibly unhappy. I wish more than anything our company implemented something else. I never really liked Skype either, but I liked it way more than MS Teams. Please fix it and make something true and amazing.
Need a way to clear both activity and the chat feeds
Also notice in my 20 minutes of searching for this I've come across at least 3 threads discussing exactly this so no, it's not 779 (at the time or writing this) comments. It's years of people requesting this simple, NO DUH, feature. Come on!
do you want an help for implement it?! come on.
Delete the whole chat option is crucial and needed please.
Seriously need the delete option added!
The delete option is not that Microsoft didn't think about adding it. I feel they chose to do it this way. Employers have the records, you can't delete them, so be mindful as to what silly meme or joke you post on Teams, if its a work account on their company laptop.
Atte: IT Support Technician II
I started a chat with a non-existing email address. I can not delete it! (The conversation, the one message was deleted). How can this be? It is to stay there forever? There must be a solution!
This option needs to be added in order to be compliant with the GDPR.