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.
@Alex I wonder how this feature is not available in Teams since it should be an evolution of Skype itself.
Anyway, I also wonder how in your post from 9th June 2020 you talked about something "being finalized" and as of now we have no clues on the release.
With 1.488 comments and a lot of people asking for a base feature that should have been available from the start.
Would you please update us with something?
Michael Voss commented
great! When is the update coming?
Where are the "updates"?
@Doug Stone and @Val i absolutely agree with you, please add this feature
is there anyone working on this feature?
Doug Stone commented
How is it possible that you do not have this feature yet? So weak.
Doug Stone commented
Absolute BS that MS has not added this basic feature. Stop clowning us.
Please add the option to clear chat history... its too much to scroll thru old stuff
so weird... it’s so easy to add this function... 2020 is not 1985
Vivek Singh commented
Clear conversation History should be by default, why its always microsoft which screws up messenger and chats. If you want to keep it for data security for company keep it, but what if i do not want people to see important conversation between the team mates.
Bernar LC commented
I can´t believe that we have to ask for this feature in 2020.
This would be a good product if Microsoft would stop using the customer as the BETA Testers for their new ideas and actually Test the product "in house" before releasing it to the public. But than again, that is how you save Money, let the customers find all your "bugs" for you.
Delete is a must for privacy and to clean up past useless conversations
still waiting for such a simple function
Please give a proper update. My users keep asking for this feature, and it is embarrassing for my support team to keep saying that "the feature will be available at some point"
This request is currently number 10 on user voice, how can it just continually be ignored? It is clear that the comments are not being read, or there would be an update, however I will continue to post my requests as the community needs to know what the plan is for this most basic of features.
@Alex, any update?
My sound and audio quick working in teams, and after turning my computer off it is still no not working. Can someone please help?
g allen commented
What is the point of caching all these old conversations in Teams? I have huge list of people I have talked to whose conversation history is meaningless past the date of the conversation but I cannot delete the conversation and hiding them still leaves them cached. I don't need the chat history.