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.
A chat is like a telephone conversation, is it not? I am not recording any of my phone calls, not even take notes for most of them.
Not being able to delete chat threads is pretty silly.
PS: There might be a workaround by setting the retention period for chats to a relatively short period, e.g. 5 days,
or even 1 day, but I assume then all chats would vanish, would they not?
Please help me with where to locate the chat icon for Microsoft meeting.
Brian Hill commented
It's a poor UX choice where I can't delete chats. Just like email there is a lot of noise, and some quick chats with people, I don't need to keep. It creates clutter to find threads I actually want to keep. With the increase of users of Microsoft Teams, please work on this. You aren't the only group collaboration tool out there
Delete Chat threads is one of the most ESSENTIAL feature in ANY chat platform for personal or professional use.
Microsoft Team should have this functionality incorporated from day one.
Why, since January you are still "EXPLORING" instead of acting?
Are you storing our data?
olivia pine commented
A chat product with no ability to permanently delete history is WORTHLESS for countless, obvious reasons. Please add this necessary feature.
Please create the functionality to delete personal chat threads (the entire chat)
Paul Dupuis commented
This is a much needed, much desired feature.
This is an important feature now that we are all working from home due to Covid-19. I am having to share important passwords with team members. I really want to be able to delete the threads where I do that.
This is a a much needed, much desired feature.
I really HATE MS-Teams for still not having this option.
*Crawls back on his knees to Skype*
Provide to delete private chat function
please enable to delete private chat function
Why this is not being seriously considered?
Jorge Sanchez commented
Add to this request. how we can help for support this request???
Teams to give their participants/customers the option to deleted private chat or team chat conversation from this program/app. Please provide that option. Thanks!!!
Please provide the option to delete complete threads according to GDPR
I won't carry on another MEANINGFUL chat until I know I can delete it. Too easy to be inadvertently exposed later on.
Mary Cunningham commented
Any update on when this will be available?
the ability to delete private chats, like you can do in skype is vital. otherwise, why chat with the teams program. It is a joke that one cannot delete an entire conversation, only their own. Who's brainchild was that? I don't get how this could have been overlooked by programmers, let alone put on the market without that feature. Microsoft blew it on this one.