Fully delete team chats after 7 days
In order to mitigate the risk of retaining team chats we would like to delete these chats after 7 days and therefore clearly consider demonstrate them as transitory information only. However, it seems that MS only allows deletion after 30 days. Shouldn't it be the organization that makes this decision in line with their retention policies?
Patti Sharer commented
Agree - retention should be controlled by the company and/or user.
Willem Hardijzer commented
This is a fundamental problem. Especially taking PCI in consideration. Due to data protection, and the limitation of DLP for internal chats. I fully agree, and require that chats retention should be able to be set for one day only.
Mark Burland commented
This is a problem. Just another example of something within Teams that should have a quick, gui, automated solution but will probably end up requiring 37 different Powershell scripts.
Why is this taking so long? Chats are powerful but it makes no sense that a user does not have the option to delete a chat or at least set an expiry.
Why can't end users delete chat and messages within chat? Its very cumbersome and annoying to start a new conversation with a team member and see pages of old messages? Why is "delete chat/conversation" not an option? Really??
We would like this to be just like SFB IM and not saved at all. Just being able to set the policy to one day would get us somewhere.
Kate Schenker commented
We have the same problem. Forcing a 30 day retention of chat messages is in violation of my organization's retention policy. There are record management and e-discovery impacts to retaining this type of information for this long.
Sean Ellis commented
Agree. Teams is used by a wide range of people with a wide range of use cases. Maintaining the current stance of "no options" is not an option.