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.
Balazs Merth commented
Just as much as a failure to industrial standards, it is also a serious data leak point. My colleagues discussed financial matters in a chat after a regular meeting, now I cannot delete the messages, as they were signed in as guests. I would really appreciate even an admin right to delete unwanted messages.
Why do we need to keep things we don't need? we can manage our own needs
Artur Zielinski commented
ridiculous and shameful that it's still not there after so many years
Skype had a ‘delete all chat’ function, if teams is an upgrade of Skype why is this basic feature not included already?! Get on with it.
There is no way this app got through all the layers of approval without someone saying that a delete feature is needed. So that means it was absolutely intentional. Can I ask why? Why would you make it so users are not allowed to delete a conversation. Super Pervy of you guys.
Debbra Kunst commented
This is ridiculous not to have this feature in the app. Why would you not be able to delete a conversation! is it for your monitoring our conversations? Invasion of privacy? Is this against my 1st amendment rights? What are you gaining by not allowing this to happen?
3 year for finalizing the desing.
How much for implementation? 10 years?
To delete a thread - must-have feature. Or at least alternatives
- to archive/hide it
- mark it as closed/hide it
This is so badly needed, can't believe it's not possible.
Nikos Karadimos commented
Finalizing what exactly? Don't you feel ashamed by not having such a simple option?
How you even work over there? Are they paying you extra for this delay? Ridiculous
ubelievable, that this takes so long to implement!!!
please hurry up.
Listen to your customer
Unbelievable. 3 years for develop such a simple feature and you are still finalizing the design.
Please push through on this! Can't believe it wasn't included from the beginning.
Fred Schmidt commented
In Skype sind alle Chats verschwunden nach dem schließen, warum sind die in Teams auf immer Sichtbar, wo Teams Skype ablösen soll??
Ist das Datenschutzmässig zulässig, das ich die Chatverläufe nicht löschen kann? ich denke nicht.
In Skype, all chats disappear after closing, why are the teams always visible where teams should replace Skype??
Is the data protection authority permitted that I cannot delete the chat runs? I don't think so.
Please fix it, we need this function asap.
yes I want the option to delete spent messages
Clear "This message has been deleted" messages
MOHAMED ALLAMI commented
Please fix it, this is an emergency.
I can't believe such a simple function is missing on your product.
Jeff Braybrook commented
@alex The ability to delete chats and conversations is fundamental to organizations having the tools to respect their privacy and confidentiality obligations on behalf of their employees and management.
Persistent chats is great for the most part, but as default option.