Option to not save 1:1 chat history.
It is sometimes a strict business requirement that 1:1 chat history not be saved. We need to be able to set, by policy, an option to not allow the saving of chat history for 1:1 IM conversations. The new retention policies are a start, but do not go far enough in addressing this requirement. If I missed something and this is possible in PowerShell somehow, then I apologize, but this is a critical business requirement.
Henrik Christensen commented
This is also a request from our Litigation Hold team, to at least allow for a policy that sets this as off.. and then allow the user to individually opt in if they really want to save their 1:1 chat...
Like in Skype where you can opt in : "Save IM conversations in my email Conversation History folder"
I understand the functionality of persistent chat and chat following you between devices but we really need this to be able to be brought down to less than 30 days, ideally 1 day or even a week. We were fully ready to cut over to teams and our legal team freaked out over the 30 day retention and they are now exploring Slack since the retention in slack chats can go down to 1 day. Is this really that difficult to implement?
This is business requirement for our business, and needs to be flexible. so restrictions per country would be good as well and some businesses will need to have the ability to raise an exception.
We also need to be able to have a retention period for 1:1 chat, or at a minimum be able to have administrators delete the back chats in bulk to maintain both usability (size of Teams in memory) and confidentiality of material that by corporate policy should not be saved.
We need this to be just like SFB where we have set it to not save IM history. Our Legal Department has forced us to remove Chat completely from Teams until this is resolved.
Brian Greene commented
This is business requirement for our business also. We can do this with Skype for Business, we need to be able to do this with Teams also.
Sean Ellis commented
This should be settable globally, per-channel and per-user.