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.
Victor Gameros commented
This is a must have feature for us. Please keep us posted and push this thru.
NJ Jumalon commented
Up. Please provide the option to delete complete threads and also others' incoming chat.
Might be work discarding the whole app and going to an alternative if they aren't going to listen to what we as the consumer are asking for.
Simon Wood commented
Whose brainchild was it to not include the facility to delete chats? Sticking with Skype until the facility to delete chats is available. Listen to what users want and hurry up and fix it please.
What a piece of crap MS....can't delete threads....what in the world !!!! fkrs
of course you want to give everything to corporations and f IT guys to screw us over
As stated below, I can't believe such a significant must-have feature like deleting an old/unneeded conversation is not available from day one of this product!
Many conversations are one-off topics, sometimes with only one response. Once done, they are not needed and should not be kept around. Hide/Mute is very insufficient.
Skype has this (and a number of other useful features not yet in Teams). It is not helpful to be going backward with Teams.
The inability to not be able to delete a conversation makes me want to run back to Skype.
Please add the deletion feature ASAP. There is no reason this feature shouldnt be implemented and as you can see alot of users requesting this. So please implement this functionality in the umcomming releases.
Please add the option to delete old/expired/obsolete or unnecessary chats. The inability to delete chats clutters the desk top and causes unnecessary delays and confusions. Please advise soonest.
MS do you know GPDR? Please inform about "the right to forget"
Libby Majdi commented
I need to delete a chat a student posted ASAP. I am the owner of team why am I unable to?
Barbara Anderson commented
@ Alex - Please review the urgency of this feature. it would be great to have it sooner rather than later.
program is pretty useless if you cant delete chats.
Guys - is there an update on this feature? Thanks.
I can't believe such a significant must-have feature like deleting an old/unneeded conversation is not available from day one of this product!
My MS Teams chat panel is full of old conversations that are obsolete. How am I supposed to navigate through all those old conversations and stay productive on current ones? Now picture that scenario in an enterprise environment with lots of conversations...
Mute/Archive/Hide is not a viable option.
What were you thinking, MS Teams team? Please fix this asap and provide us the option to erase a conversation.
How can we delete the Chat Conversion in Microsoft Team Portal please suggest ASAP
Doron Bond commented
Yes, add a feature to delete an entire chat thread. This should've a feature from the beginning.
Adrianinski Von Potranovic commented
Why are there so many features that Microsoft is backlogged on? Teams will be replacing Skype within a year and there are so many problems and outstanding issues with Teams... either it is going to be one heck of a busy year or the ball is going to be dropped by MS in a major way. I would be extremely worried if I was a MS Teams executive.
Add the ability to delete the all chat, I hate seeing the other person's chat left on my screen
I prefer Skype