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.
Please enable the delete old chats from the Microsoft Team. otherwise it is too cluttered, not being able to delete older or "no longer necessary" chats is too frustrating.
I cant believe this wasn't considered important enough to be fixed at first place.
This is a basic requirement
Eduardo Lunkes commented
I also agree, that it is too cluttered, not being able to delete older or "no longer necessary" chats. We used Skype all the time and not being able to delete is creating a long string of unnecessary chat history. Please implement the delete function! Thank you!
This is definitely something that needs to be implemented. Seems like a standard feature. I believe the decision to preserve or delete private conversations should lay with the end-user, not with the organization.
The fact of the matter is that people do have conversations that they would rather not be stored - could be related to HR, personal issues,
1. This wasn't considered important enough as to part of MVP
2. No progress has been made on this in over 9 months
3. You're actually breaking the law in the EU, GDPR right to be forgotten.
Ditto, allow me to delete, even if it keeps it on the server. Also allow me to sort the list (maybe alphabetical) instead of just recent?
In Skype I could delete messages / chats in the conversation tab of Outlook. Will this feature be included for teams? I agree the chat area is too cluttered without clearing past chats
david victor commented
can you get this (delete entire chat) feature added asap? sheesh. thanks!
Nate B commented
Users should have the ability to delete private chats.
Please consider compliance issues.
Many times our organization is required to be able to provide documentation of our work, which users being able to delete whole conversations would complicate substantially.
At a minimum, it needs to be (a) something we can disable and (b) something where we can get a log of deleted messages in the event of lawsuits or other such events.
Thanks in advance.
Brian Owens commented
PLEaSE ADD THIS FEATURE!
The ability to globally turn of Chat History as can be achieved with currently with Skype for Business would be a good option. Conversation if stored, come under Freedom of Information Act requests and also causes us issues with GDPR for the right to be forgotten.
I agree with most of the posters. This would be a nice to have feature.
There needs to be an ability to delete private chats between two people as this is leaving far too much clutter in the tool.
This could be a complete deal breaker for us. We currently require all Skype chats not to be saved and have no chat history available. This should be an option as it is in Skype for Business. I would imagine several companies would be in the same position.
This would be a need to have. If you spawn a conversation in the wrong room and you need to move it to another.
Deleting a chat, post, message is a function of the TEAMS settings. It can be set to not allow any deletion, deletion only by Owner, deletion by all. Maybe your TEAMS settings need a change?
Doug B commented
Confusing and Cluttered application. How about a simple messaging app like Skype. Oh wait you deprecating that for this POS. Can't delete previous messages/conversations, really? Did you even focus group this? You obviously no nothing about human nature. People say they want more but they actually want less. For example, take a look at your TV remote the next time you are sitting on your couch. How many of the 150 buttons do you actually use? Probably 4, Power, channel up/down, volume up/down. Maybe input to. Do not try to fix what is not broken. Do not EOL Skype.
Provide ability to delete old / read chats. Eliminate clutter, dated chats.
My office uses Skype for Business and we all hate the way chat works. That led me to testing Teams as a possible replacement. Unfortunately, the inability to delete chats is a deal breaker for us.