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.
This is just becoming very awkward now. Perhaps everyone should shame Microsoft into action on social channels. Give their marketing team a challenge.
Rustam Wais commented
It's a bug to be unable to control own chat history, please fix it!
It's frustrating to be unable to control my own chat history. All the other messengers allow users to delete the history. I don't get what the legal issues are related to this feature. When can we see the progress ? It's been more than a year since it's on the backlog.
Julieth Samantha Torres Martínez commented
Es mejor, que quiten la opcion de enviar mensajes privados!! Es mucho desorden y asi nos evitamos problemas..
Shweta Gulati commented
I made a chat group of 4 people and now when work is completed, we would like to close that chat group. Apparently that doesn't seem to work There is an option to remove the participants, till there are only 2 participants left and the "X" does not show. Am hoping this feature of "delete private chat threads" will include group chats as well.
Any comments from the Administrator?
Looks like this has been very well explained over the past year........
Maybe a short reply from Alex would be nice.
Where is this at? Still on a drawing board, tucked away in the code, shared with the team or just on this board?
Anything would be nice.
Rémy Castelli commented
unacceptable that this option does not exist...
User should have a choice on what needs to be archived and what not. Chat becomes hugely cluttered with all the unnecessary messages. And sifting through all of them to in archive and arrive at a old message is hugely cumbersome.
Nick Birdsen commented
Thanks for the detailed information.
Giving option for deleting a conversation will be good, as not all conversations needs a back up, it is up to the user to decide which conversations are to be retained.
Jack Smith commented
"This message has been deleted" is a nightmare for my OCD.... please can we just have the ability to delete it?!
Users should be able to delete old chats cmon
Please hurry with this one....
Agreed, I would like to the option to close a chat, not hide it, so that I do not need to see the past chat history (like I could in Skype for Business).
Come on, this was requested back in 2018. Whats the hold up? The most basic feature is missing
DJ HeyvOOn commented
This has to be URGENT! Are you serious that a Global Admin cannot delete a chat history?
I have tried using Compliance Search and then a Purge using;
New-ComplianceSearchAction -Purge -PurgeType HardDelete -SearchName "TYOUR SEARCH NAME"
NOTHING WORKS!!!!! NOTHING IS PURGED!!!!
Erin Rosen commented
Does any suggestion have more votes than this one? With all the variations of the suggestion combined? And why in the world did anyone have to make this a suggestion in the first place? Why would anyone want to keep a continuous chat history without the ability to delete, if this is meant primarily for the workplace? This is an IT nightmare.. and I'm not even an IT expert-- I'm just a lowly attorney.
Hello Team. I would definitely appreciate some sort of way of deleting unnecessary chat history. I'm facing lag and inconsistent behavior with a colleague of mine, with whom I've been constantly communicating via chat.
Canned Thought commented
first of all the delete feature should be part of any messaging platform. i just dnt get it why you did not include it. it's already 2021, have you ever thought how many unnecessary saved chats we have now? esp to us working in IT!
is the developer of this platform a masochist or what? wanted to keep saving and reading old convos to reminisce the past?!? c'mon, get over it and let us all move forward... (just joking 😅)
but kidding aside, admin, what so hard about enabling the delete feature?!
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