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.
It would be great to be able to delete an ENTIRE one-on-one chat and not just threads in a particular chat. It takes a while to delete line by line, when you can just delete the entire chat. Skype (apologies for the comparison) has this feature to delete a whole chat. And WhatsApp too (again apologies for the comparison) whereby you can delete chat for yourself and the other person.
allow to delete the chat from this app
I bet you received more than 12.5K votes to enable this feature as there are multiple parallel threads running. It definitely cannot take more than 3 months to implement this basic feature. I hope Microsoft can do better than this.
Clyda DiNicola commented
That's another problem, there are too many threads asking for the ability to delete all chat threads that there are too many voting options that are not calculated into one number. I bet this request to delete chats personal and whole threads has been worded 1000 different ways. This is something that we all want and need. I think that the numbers speak for themselves. What is the hold up? Please explain, we can handle it. Thx
Clyda DiNicola commented
I'm seeing this same question or request worded 100 different ways which is creating 100 new voting options for users. Are you consolidating all of these votes into one large number of votes so that you and us can see where we are in this voting tally. This Voting page has three votes but another Voting page on the exact topic has over 12k. Please help consolidate these votes so we all can see the real voting tally. Thanks for your consideration.
This should have been a feature from the beginning.
This is a necessary feature...cannot believe it is not part of the application
Adding to this thread as well. +1 Duplicate thread below so vote on both
Alex, Well the team must be asleep. This is ludicrous.
Steve O commented
It's a very basic feature and I can only think of bad reasons that it wasn't part of the original program.
1) Personalised targeted advertising
2) Profile buidling (using my data)
3) Anything else your average conspiracist can think up
Already 3 months for "finalizing designs for deleting private chat threads." pheww...
Shashank Bahulekar commented
First thing, I can delete / clear only my chat. Second thing is What if I want to delete / clear all chat? After deleting chat, it says "This message has been deleted". Can you please do something about this or urgent basis?
Long time ago. No success? I will cancel Teams on my pad. Waiting for something Good in this case Sinne 2016—-
Any news about this feature?
This is horrible!!! I understand it takes time to implement new features but this has been an absolute request since 2016. or even before. It's a basic feature every app has it. Why not teams? It is essential to get rid of spam messages and other unnecessary stuff.PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS AND GIVE AN OPTION TO DELTE CONVERSATIONS ASAP! Thank you, have a great day. But pls at least try to get this feature working
Steve Torres commented
Can we get an update?
Really, It's necessary to delete all chat history because It's garbage
Really need an option to delete chat history with a person. It's such a super basic function, it has to be very simple to implement... Sometimes you would like to discuss personal matters or confidencial stuff but you cant since there is no way to reset conversations... Can't believe Microsoft hasnt thought about this and has not reacted to SO many requests! Come on guys!
not effective at all.
You guys are not effective, why this implementation taking so long. All of us asked for this feature a long time ago