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.
Looks like Microsoft wants to steal your data. We will not be using it as it's an issue.
I work in a large healthcare network that works very closely with microsoft and teams and its not understandable why this functionality is still not available. Please expedite this functionality, it would be greatly appreciated.
why do you need a debate on this ????? it is just stupid not to have this feature .... or is something else ...? :)
Nicky Noodles commented
We have only just started using this program after work overhauled everything. We used to use Jabber which deleted upon exit. I was absolutely dumbfounded to see that upon logging in this morning. All of the chat was still there! this is a terrible feature and would ask that you actually sort something urgently! I for one am going straight back to Jabber until or indeed if you do!
It is a very essential basic feature of any program, I am shocked that it is not there comparing to the large amount of people using this application (including Business use).
Especially it is a Microsoft product which is an organization that we grew up with it success! it took long time though.
Swetha M commented
Please add this feature for privacy reasons. It's very difficult to delete each message.We need it for privacy reasons as we have a lot of employees coming and going!
Could you please give an update so I don't have to check this page several times a day? Thanks
Evan V commented
I am not a tech person but, as a user, I would understand if the recovery of a deleted chat thread is not available. But no Delete on chat threads is a bit mind boggling.
Guys i think we should take this up, we should somehow get this to the notice of the required, i don't think commenting here would make any difference, they are gona do nothing soon. Lets get a movement or something like that in social media or something, atleast our issue and concern reach to the correct ears
Hi Alex, my customer i strongly pushing to have the date when we can have this functionality. Can you please let me almost the date ? thanks regards
Alexis Deuda commented
Please provide an update. Deleting a whole conversation should be a part of the basic features of any chat platform.
My company recently switched to Microsoft teams from Skype. Skype automatically deleted a chat and archived it when you closed out of a chat. Not having that ability with Microsoft teams is a terrible, unorganized design flaw. I just read some of the comments on this thread and it appears that you haven't addressed this issue (or given any status update) in a very long time. Is this what we should expect as new customers?? Would you kindly provide an update on this issue within 7 business days. Thank you
Ajit Kumar commented
I strongly suggest to have delete chat history in teams. Let user decide what to keep and what to delete.
Kindly do the needful asap
The conversation history get messy pretty quick.
I see that the last update on this was sent on June 9th. Can you provide another update on the progress?
My Name commented
How is it possible that delete chat was not implemented in the first place. Has the developer been fired yet for this huge mistake ?
I really can't believe that a simple request like this has not been added.
maybe another vendor would work better for this company.
I do not even want to use the "team chat" without being able to totally delete conversations.
I don't think there is any other chat app out there that you can't delete your conversations, how did we end up with the only application where this isn't a norm?