Allow team Owners to delete / archive channel threads and messages
Team Owners should have the rights to delete or archive channel conversations and messages, including the ones written by other members and guest users.
Ideally the owner should have the option to also delegate these moderation rights for each Team and/or Channel.
Stoyan Ivanov commented
Similar or related ideas:
- Ability to archive channels https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16940815-ability-to-archive-channels
- Ability to archive Chat Conversations https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36198352-ability-to-archive-chat-conversations
- Chat conversations in channels - inbox/archive https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37287109-chat-conversations-in-channels-inbox-archive
Stephen Meisner commented
Suggest everyone vote for this other thread - MS has noticed it and has placed it on the backlog (17000+ votes strong!) Go to https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16940815-ability-to-archive-channels
Please every user should have the access to delete threads and messages. Please mirror Skype access set up.
Great app. Please add the Channel Administrator the ability to delete members' posts. This is the main function of the Moderator of any chat. Without it, the role of the Administrator loses all meaning.
This is an ode from the key functions of an administrator or chat moderator. Without the ability to delete messages from members of correspondence, the role of administrator becomes USEFUL
How we can identify some owners to delete a Channel ? only some owners, not all Owners
Leon Evans commented
This is absolutely necessary especially if a disgruntled member decides to post sexually explicit content or other such unsuitable content to a channel as currently a team admin or channel admin has no way whatsoever to clean offensive material up.
A Team owner needs to be able to archive threads and channels. This is needed for documentation for future reference. Active issues should be standing out and archived issues available Team wide on demand. We seem to have a 5 year circular file, in other words, issues now will be resolved but in 5 years the issues come back in a slightly different form and finding what worked or didn't work is again of value.
Natalie Dumas-Heidt commented
Agreed that being able to delete or archive conversations is much needed. Every conversation ever sent shouldn't have to remain in the chat window forever.
Can we archive a file.
Magne Haugen commented
Many times I see people respond wrongly to a conversation by creating a new conversation instead of writing in the Reply-field. Therefore the Team Owners should have the possibilities to move/transfer a conversation to a reply.
I would extend this to emails sent to the channel. I wrote one email as a test, it now stands on top of the channel discussion. There is no way to remove it, though I am the organization admin.