Hide a user from Microsoft Teams
It would be very beneficial to be able to hide a user from showing as a Microsoft Teams user. Right now it is super confusing for users when old staff members whose mailboxes are still being used show in Microsoft Teams. There is currently no option to hide these users from showing as contacts in chats.
Chris Monroe commented
I really need this. We currently leave a users email functional for about 2 months with automatic replies so customers will know who to contact on their accounts.
Really need this. We invite external users as Azure AD Guests (for other services than Teams) and whenever you start a new chat you see the user twice, both as (Guest) and (External) and it’s very confusing for the user to choose the correct, which should be the external one.
Donald Strand commented
We have two tennants and sometimes we duplicate names for addresses so you might have firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. When you pull up New Conversation you get the persons name "abc" twice with no trailin domain so it's SUPER confusing. This is more of a bug report than a feature suggestion but I'll vote for it anyway. If I hide someone from the GAL they shouldn't show up in teams.
Jeff Ellman commented
My admin ID gets chats from users. Very frustrating.
Richard Guwoe commented
This is a much needed feature. At the very least, showing only users with active license.
When assigning license to users, theres the option to turn off specific apps. Teams is already an option but turning it off does just seems to remove the user access.
In addition to turning off the user access, removing them from Teams as a user or searchable user would be beneficial.
Shadh Zaman commented
This is ridiculous. GAL can hide user accounts - so why would someone implement an ability to look up even the odd service accounts from a chat/collab software?
At least make it so that only people with an active office account show up.
This is very much usefull feature, PLEASE MICROSFT ADD TGHIS FEATURE ASAP
Peter Mayer commented
Guest Accounts should only be visible to people which are in the same Team. It's an absolute no-go, that the whole company sees all guest accounts that have ever joined a Team when their searching after members. Please make that works asap! thx!!
I need a way to hide old users...
I hide my users email from GAL and for shared mailbox it works for me but not for mailbox. Looking for update when Microsoft will release this feature.
My company is in the process of incrementally rolling out O365 with Teams and this has been a consistent complaint from end users. We looked at the Scoped Search option but as already pointed out, it is not supported with hybrid environments. Not many want to do big bang migrations and this is a very limiting factor that creates a blemish on an otherwise amazign tool.
Scoped Directory Search may work, but not in a hyrbid environment. Most environemtns are in hybrid mode for some time during migration unless the ehtire organization goes in one big bang:
From the link posted on Scoped Directory Search:
Hybrid configurations (Teams with Exchange on-premises) do not support scoped search mode.
Christian Raymond commented
Adding my voice the the thread. Hidden users, Shared Mailboxes, users without a Licence should not be visible in Teams.
It just makes no sense at all.
For my company, it's a no-go factor for a major Teams deployement.
Tim Massey commented
This should be implemented as soon as possible, we have several clients with this issue.
This is DESPARATELY NEEDED!
People in my company are constantly contacting my admin account (which has the same name) and getting annoyed be "me, not answering"... This sucks! :)
Nicholas Slater commented
The suggested contacts is showing a bunch of ex members of staff with no way of getting rid of them.
Likewise, we have a ton of service accounts showing up which makes for awful viewing in Teams.
Tony Wilson commented
Agreed. I had a student who tried to chat with a non-user account thinking it was associated with the Helpdesk (not at this time). This account has the Teams license turned off, but still was searchable in the Teams Chat. We need a way to hide accounts that are non-user accounts.
Drew Thorne commented
We also need to see this. We have robot accounts and other licensed users that are otherwise invisible, and confusing to our users.
It would be nice to occasionally see a Microsoft product that is not an endless construction site and where the simplest basic settings are not available.
This unfinished stuff is just tedious.