Disable exit notifications for channels
We need the ability to disable exit notifications on a teams channels. For example when a user is terminated and we remove their license we don't want a notification going out to everyone that the user has been removed from the team. For HR reasons we want to communicate a persons termination through email, rather than have people get immediate notifications before we have the chance to communicate clearly with our team. Having the option to turn this post off would be ideal.
Larry Rasmussen commented
This is killing us with terminations, we need this to be disabled for confidentiality reasons. Has there been any progress on this??
Office 365 Japan Support Team commented
We have the same issue.
The most recent update was MC215375, but this deployment leads to behavior where only system messages fail to be displayed.
Actually, there is concern that if information is pulled into audit logs, information about top-most users who are the owners of the team deleting other members may remain.
Therefore, we would like to see improvements made so that information about this behavior depending on the system remains in the log data.
We also need this as it's confidential information, when staff are terminated they have a few days before they're exited, and before staff are aware so having this alert come up prompts rumours and questions from other staff which isn't good!
Paul Richardson commented
This is important for HR/security reasons, but also to avoid situations where the people were "removed" by others who were not involved (refer to Markus below)
markus pesendorfer commented
The point is it says I have removed them which is not true, because i haven't checked these teams for 3 months and I am NOT the administrator or owner.
This feature is extremely important. We had a team member pass away and this exit notification appeared on our General channel shortly after we sent an email to our entire team to share the sad news. It was awkward and insensitive. PLEASE disable the exit notifications.
Mark Bruno commented
We need ability to be discrete in these situations
Kyle Berwaldt commented
To clarify upon this all that is needed is in an AD synced tenant disabling the on-prem user will generate the exit notification. We have processes where we disable accounts for long absences and the notification is misleading. The user account is still a member of all the O365 Groups/Teams...