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.
So there is a work around to do this. Install desktop power automate, run the recorder and make a loop. Worked for me!
Unbelievable, this really is a simple piece of engineering. The team was 'in the process of finalizing designs for deleting private chat threads' in June 2020. One year on and 'the team has finalized the designs for this feature request, and work is planned to begin shortly.' Two more months have elapsed with no progress - not sure how Microsoft define 'shortly'.
Dear Alex and Team,
I really don't understand why it has to take this long to finalise a decision for users to have the ability to delete chats and group chats? This is such a SIMPLE request (compared to the many complex ones out there!) and considering the volume of requests and votes by users submitted to have this feature, and this has been suggested since last year, you would think this should have been enabled by this time.
Just so we're clear, we don't just want the ability to hide or mute chat threads, but the ability to DELETE ANY chat, group or channel thread created by ourselves ANYWHERE on Teams.
Please please action this feature soon!
Thanks and Regards.
Rene Rasmussen commented
I just hope this will also be available thorugh the Graph API.
Deleting is not a new technique. I do not think that this function has been forgotten, rather the "keeping of all data" is intended to collect and evaluate data by someone outside the user's control. That borders on surveillance or phishing of information.
It's been 6 weeks since "the team has finalized the designs," so what's going on? I would expect to wait 6 weeks for updates to a homemade / free WordPress plugin developed by just one person working alone. What's the excuse for a world-class software company with a large pool of the world's best programmers at its disposal?
When will this be completed? Teams is very messy and cleaning the previous chat history is essential, rather than just hiding this
Ivey West commented
No idea why people "NEED" this so much. Who cares about chats at the bottom of a list you're never going to scroll to the bottom of?
We just made the mistake of going to TEAMS, got some test messages and now you are telling me I'm STUCK with them FOREVER! What a piece of junk, but then what would I expect from the brains at Microsoft!
Przemek Malik commented
This functionality is totally pointless in my opinion from the very beginning. I don't see any idea in remaining this information. If I want delete message, I want it dissapears, not change in other message...
Sumanjit Pan commented
Glad to hear, finally it has planned.
After 3 years!
Congratulations for the speed of execution...
Can we hope to get this feature in FY22?
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.