Hide email addresses for users
I want to limit my employees ability to communicate with each to conversation solely available within the teams they are added too. While I have disabled the "Chat" option, each persons email address is displayed when you click on there username in a conversation. Is there away to hide users emails so they are not visible?
Background: All employees we have are remote, working in different states, making different wages, having different work loads, etc. I would prefer to limit there communication that may range on a variety of non work related topics that could potentially cause problems.
I wish for this feature to be available too. Particularly that we don't always want students to be able to see staff email addresses.
Vote on this problem at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40169830-hide-guest-email-address-from-other-guests. There are a lot of different posts about this and it'll probably help more to add up all the votes in one place.
The reason here seems to be to stop employees from asking for better treatment. That seems to me like a bad reason for adding email privacy. I do think there are lots of other reasons that are important. The link above leads to what I think is a better reasons.
Well , What a surprise to see that I am not the only person having this problem.
I work in the school and deputy has ask to disable the email because a parent contact teacher through a student account on the post on TEAMS..
For safe guarding on the school this option would be disable to protect the privacy of the teachers.
I student can contact the teachers and maybe this is open door for bully the teachers.
Suzi Toon commented
Many of the schools my company support are wanting to know when this issue will be addressed, please can you provide a timescale of when this will be resolved?
I have a huge problem in this because the email addresses are made with the ID numbers of the students to make them unique. So it can't be shown to other students. Please advice what to do.
Speed response is highly appreciated.
Dr. Nellie Deutsch commented
Is anymore getting a response from Microsoft to the privacy issues of having our emails open to our students and their parents? I want my email hidden.
We are using Teams in the classroom for young children, but wish to keep emails of teachers private. We want pupils (or their parents) to communicate solely within Teams, however simply hovering over the teacher icon anywhere in the Posts tab, or looking in the Teams Member List, etc will show their email address. This is also true of the member email addresses - We have Chat disabled, but the pupil email addresses show up in multiple places. This allows email discussions to occur using our infrastructure (and therefore our responsibility to monitor) but outside our line of vision.
Please allow us the option to centrally disable these email addresses from showing up.
Jason Horton commented
Sharing personal information without the user's consent is a breach of GDPR regulations. How do we give a user the option to hide their personal information in Microsoft Teams?
In my university with tens of thousands students, it is also an issue, as the students should not be privy to one another's contact information. Only the lecturers should be able to see the contact information of their students & of fellow staff.
Furthermore, it would give additional benefit if the students names could be truncated, not to be written in full, for example "John D." instead of "John Doe", etc, between students, and only visible in full to the teacher/lecturer/staff, to avoid possible tracing/doxing.
Agreed. we want to use it to run training sessions with volunteers. But need to keep their email hidden to comply with GDPR.
Eddy Veldboer commented
Please fix this privacy issue. Please hide contact information of (external) attendees by default. My advice is to create an in meeting option for the organizer to request consent (approval) of attendees to share contact details with the other attendees. And for them who approve automatically make contact details visible.
Hello MS team ..
I would highly appreciate if such privacy issues could be address promptly. We are using Teams to reach out to public and as per privacy rules, people must not able to see others email ID and related information. They must not able to chat as well privately. Appreciate if you can resolve this with priority. There could be an option in Teams to hide such information.
Ted Hovelmann commented
Privacy issues guest accounts same problem chat
How come Microsoft, didn't think of those issues
This is a very big issue in our School. Each student are able to get not only email address of others, but their phone numbers,
This is a big issue, and need immediate solution from MS
This is a serious breech in organisations Privacy Policies.
Companies have a legal requirement to keep contact details private from those contacted outside the organisation.
Unfortunately currently, anyone who joins an MS Teams meeting can see others email addresses, especially those using a Corporate account.
There is a legal obligation here for Microsoft to resolve this promptly
This is also a Privacy issue - allowing sharing of personal details without consent.
This is a Privacy issue which requires URGENT resolution.
I work at a tutoring center within a university. We would like Teams to be an option for our student employees to hold tutoring sessions online, but we don't want their information displayed (last name, email, etc...). Is there a way to hide this information and make chats unavailable after a certain time? for example: as of now, a tutoring session done on Teams is scheduled for 30min, but the chat stays "open" forever. I would like my employees to be "unavailable" after each session, so we don't have students harassing them after a session ends. Please let me know if this is already a feature, or if this feature is added. Thanks!
I wish to hide my email address/contact details when joining Teams meeting outside of company, when I can only use single account log-in for teams meeting in my laptop, thanks.