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 feedback! The team has finalized the designs for this feature request, and work is planned to begin shortly. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Seriously, we need this feature implement very quickly.
The support requests are increasing daily my company.
Chiaki Ogata commented
Why I cannot delete my conversation history? that's really a piece of "SHOOT"!
This there a roadmap for this yet?
3 years to create a delete conversation button? C’mon
Please be quick, I am waiting for the feature to be released! And I promise it is the most urgent thing to guarantee that I will not being harassed by others anymore!
Please provide this feature without taking much time. Otherwise we have to wait another one year.
Mo Said commented
Hi Alex, what about the ability to reply to a specific message in a chat? This feature still not available in the PC version.
My whole chat goes missing in this.
How can recover that!😥😢
Is this also planned
This announcement is appreciated. Although, the fashion within which the announcement is make offers so few specifics that it is impossible to tell what to expect.
Look forward to more concrete details.
"The team has finalized the designs for this feature request, and work is planned to begin shortly"
Chances that what you implement will be what we want... ZERO. Sorry, I have little faith in your ability to take user feedback and implement a change to match the request accurately. Just go look what you did about the status changing on people all the time. You indicate you solved it, and yet you really did absolutely nothing and then closed the request down from any further comments. Nice, real nice.
S. Loggins commented
Wonder if this will need to be "enabled" at the admin level...
S. Loggins commented
See you at next YEAR's update!
great news ! Big THANKS to Teams crew
Vadim Dich commented
Could anyone explain why hiding private chat is not enough, and deletion is required? Is it purely a legal matter or does anyone see it as UX improvement (and why?)
Great news, thanks for listening guys.
Waiting for this feature to release. Thanks
Thanks for the update. Any ETA for the same or which version will have the feature.
Thank you very much! waiting for the feature release.
Sev Ciu commented
Your opinion is important to us!
Please stay on the line until you forget what you wanted.
Andrew Quee commented
Thank you Teams Engineering, please expedite as there may be legal implications of I or others (improperly using my computer) retrieving personal or confidential details that may have been revealed in chats. These need to be destroyed.
I'm not in the US and uncertain of rules but if this was a HIPAA case, then security of this information can be potentially compromised. Which is interesting as MS states "Microsoft Teams ...supports compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, and other regulations."
I don't see how making patient confidential details eternally available to me and anyone who may jump onto my computer when my back is turned meets HIPAA regulations...