Ability to archive Chat Conversations
Please add the ability to archive and/or delete conversation history form the Chat conversations. It's terrible to open a chant while sharing a screen and everyone sees your past chats.
Adam Allen commented
I find that this would be very helpful to be able and archive chat conversations. The reasoning behind why this would be a good idea is that say you have a project you are working on at one time. Once that project is finished you can archive the conversation about that project. Just a thought.
Joey Mikell commented
All of the comments are correct, you have created a tool that is an open security breach in my opinion. When someone comes to my desk, when i share my screen, I cannot delete or hide what was said in the past. Come on guys, this is a really dumb idea, what about my privacy, you should issue a screen viewing shield with every install of teams where we can control what can be seen on our screen
MATTHEW PARKS commented
This is very important from few perspectives. One, to assist in the data transfer from one floor to another upon an employee's exit from the organization. Two, in the event that something malicious or inappropriate it said in a chat to be able to document that for disciplinary purposes. And third, the opposite is true, retention of said chat maybe crucial to protecting an employee or something was alleged to have been said inappropriately and the chat provides proof that it wasn't.
Sometimes conversations have to be kept for documentation purpose, even if there are retention policies in place that force deletion after a specific time period.
The old 'conversations' folder in Outlook for Skype calls and chats was far more flexible. I appreciate Teams is working in a more company-centric way but it really needs to have far more functionality and flexibility.
Conversations get overwhelmed and would be good to clear out the feed occasionally but still be able to look back on them as necessary.
I agree, we are using Teams for management of a project and once conversations in respect of bugs/defects have been resolved it would be great to be able to archive them, or move them to a Closed bucket.
Devashis Sarangi commented
To provide the use case: We use channels for conversations on topics. Sometime there are more than 25 topics in flight and gets clunky to find the topic/conversation to reply to. If we can archive conversations (example move it to even top in the channel) so that active conversations stay at bottom.
Or: provide a button that says mark closed. And reopen. Mark closed should move it top. If some one wants to reopen can mark reopen and continue the conversations
Ted Moyer commented
This also gets way to cluttered with users accidentally creating new chats unnecessarily. We can delete our own comments but not other users