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.
Jillian Anderson commented
Please sort this out. GDPR issues will arise unless we can get this sorted.
yes very painful, this shouldn't be a big deal to be able to delete them??
David Peters commented
Another related request:
Teams chat history export feature https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37466629-teams-chat-history-export-feature
This is a rather issue people willing to let go of their teams. Which potentially could be archived or deleted.
Stoyan Ivanov commented
Similar or related ideas:
- Ability to archive channels https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16940815-ability-to-archive-channels
- Chat conversations in channels - inbox/archive https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37287109-chat-conversations-in-channels-inbox-archive
This is extremely important for my company. We have been conducting interviews and using a chat group we called "Interview Chat" to share out interview feedback among the interviewers. Once we hire someone, we sure don't want that person accessing the chat about that person. We can't delete the chat either as we need to save it for legal reasons. I really just want to archive it into a file of some sort and send to our HR Directory to store.
just implement the same chat functionality as there is available in skype for business and problem solved. Because now i'm not looking forward that our standard will become MS teams. it's chaotic the chat view
Not only when sharing screens - As channels get busy, there's no way to know what conversations still need responses or which ones are resolved. In that way, it's worse than email. At least you can delete emails to keep your inbox clean and focused on what you still need to read and respond to. In Teams, busy channels are a mess.
Jennifer Goheen commented
Just got a big disappointment when looking up the content of a chat on a procedural matter in our office. The participants thought Chat was an excellent way to document our ideas and the resolution in one easily accessible location. Then, poof, all that vanished because of a retention policy we didn't know existed. My manager suggested that in future we archive chats with continued usefulness. I got a second disappointment on learning this was not possible.
We really need searchable, achievable chat and channels. It can be accessible to owners and if necessary for legal reason the gestapo. But please let us clean house.
I like to archive/download Teams chat conversations just like Skype conversations through Conversation history in the past.
Some Teams chat history is required to store under compliance policies.
At the moment, Teams chat conversations can't be downloaded. Please enable this functionality.
Tom Butler commented
We have retention set on our chats, so they drop after X number of days, however there are times when we need to hold onto a particular thread for Legal reasons, it would be very helpful to be able to do that from the Chat Thread in question.
Any update on this feature?
Please add this feature
This is crazy it doesn't have such a feature. Skype has had it for years. All my Skype conversations are stored in coversation history in Outlook automatically.
There is so much clutter in Teams chat, but I don't want to have to manually delete or hide each message. I just want to close the chat once finished and have that history saved.
I routinely search conversation history for past issues to remind folks that we discussed a certain topic on a given date.
I think until implemented I will just stay logged out of teams and only chat on Skype.
I cannot understand why today Team still does not support saving and archiving, in a file for example, so that conversation saved can be attached as doco or event history for future use if needed.
Chris Chasteen commented
Please make this happen -- is it because old message are loading that teams hangs up from time to time.
We often utilize a “conversation” as a means of identifying and resolving an issue. It would be great if we could archive that conversation after a resolution is reached so that unresolved conversations were not sprinkled into the mix with resolved issues. This clutter reduces the utility of the conversation, as they are not resolved in order.
Teams need the ability to archive conversations, where in one to one chats or in general posts because, for my part, the posts may form part of evidence to be included in disciplinary proceedings.
We had an instance today where we held a webinar-style meeting on one subject, and a participant who attended a different subject webinar started chatting on that previous meeting and expecting answers to THIS meeting's subject. Having an option with a way to Archive, or lock out new chats on a previous meeting would prevent this from happening.