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.
just started using Teams and boy, is it clunky. There are loads of ways to make it easy and has anyone actuly tried to read the bit about @channels!!! no, nor me. Deleting dross and complete chats is esential if you have more than 4 people, basics and data protection compliant is the order of the day please. chop-chop
The delete function that is currently available is terrible one need to click each message that one has sent and click the 3 dots and select delete. This is not allowed for message sent by someone else, just your own.
Problems that arise. I now have a message log for a chat that is all one sided from the other sender.
I assume it was only deleted for me but don't know if this acts like a recall and delete or just a delete for me.
I need to do this for each message it could be a very long and tedious process.
Please stop trying to reinvent the wheel and look at the thousands of popular messaging applications and just copy their interfaces. Stop acting like Facebook and trying to make a spamming forever wall.
Please just add "delete" option to delete the entire chat string - like Skype had
Hi, please enable this option to delete private channels by owner / permitted members.
Please allow users to delete messages.
so every person that has ever opened a chat is showing all the time, I often click my chat option to contacts . as that is my direct team. also if I need to find a person chat that I actually do want, I have to use the search bar, because there are 3 pages of people in my :chat recent" area.
At what point does this affect performance, saving all the video, the gifs and stupid stuff people send to you. chat part should be a delete , save or archive setting for each one. Channels should have the more deluxe features of attaching a paper, keeping a project history. I view chat as small snippets, rarely anything I need to save, but the channel should be used for project management. I don't se the need to attach a file, we have email for that? you trying to replace emails? as I would not want to scroll back 2 years of chats to find an important item, silly.
I absolutely hate using Teams with the clutter and the clumsy interface. Without basic features like delete a chat, this really is such an inferior product. Please catch up with some of the more basic messaging applications, like SFB and Slack Chat.
I was surprise this is not available as I believe it is basic housekeeping to delete so as to remove a conversation permanently.
Chris Roth commented
I cannot believe for personal privacy that we cannot delete a conversation.
What's the holdup? Make options to "Close" or "Close/archive" or "Delete". Once a conversation has ended, you should have those options. No more backlog for this, please. I'd hate to think about how much access time will decrease as the list gets bigger - hidden or not.
L Beebe commented
I agree that the ability to delete a chat is necessary -- both individually and to select multiple to delete at a time.
In addition, there should be an option to either automatically delete and/or archive a chat after a period of time (for example - upon closing the app or after x days)
Allow us to delete private chats! Is a privacy right!
Would the recipient have already seen the message? Does it delete just for the person sending or for the recipient as well?
why don't add the delete function at the beginning...This is a toooo basic thing OK?
Jay Carnes commented
I have a lot of users asking for a way to silence chats after a meeting concludes. We had back to back meetings last week, and it was very distracting as people continued to comment on the previous meetings chat. If we could officially "End Meeting", that would help a lot.
There needs to be possibility to delete useless teams chat chains. I wonder whose idea was not have this feature in the beginning.
2 things I have found so far that suck with Microsoft Teams, No minimized screen, and no deleting private chats....
Paul Harrison commented
If this was a complicated feature or one not deemed useful I could understand why this was not available however being able to delete a thread is both simple and necessary for many reasons. Please can you listen to all of these comments and votes and add this feature sooner rather than later.
I concur. Microsoft Teams needs to add an easy function to delete chats. There can easily be too many chats which can cause clutter and confusion. Microsoft Teams,....add a chat delete function soon. PLEEEEEEASE.
Markus Schmidtner commented
Channel Owners must be able to delete multiple Chats. Our chat windows are exploding. You have to scroll up and down pages to find relevant answers.
People use it without thinking. Like WhatsApp. A pain **********!