Provide option to suppress "Joined the Team" and "Left the Team" messages in Org-Wide team
Please provide an option for administrators to suppress the "Joined the Team" and "Left the Team" messages that are automatically added into the conversations stream. This would be a nice feature in any Team, but is really important for the Org-Wide team.
Because of the nature of our business model, we have a high turnover / churn of employees -- so every day there are multiple messages about who joined the team and who left the team. This noise causes the actual content in the General channel of our org-wide team to be pushed off the page. We try to limit the number of messages posted into our org-wide team so that our employees will place high importance on notifications coming from that team. But all the noise in the General channel for that team is causing quite the opposite effect.
Also, sometimes new staff are added in our systems (and therefore are added in Teams) but we are not ready to officially announce their hire. We don't want this "joined the team" message in the org-wide team to prematurely announce the candidate selection for a major position.
Lastly, these "joined the team" and "left the team" messages should never create a notification alert (I know they used to, but I think this has been fixed).
Please let us control if these "joined the team" and "left the team" messages are allowed for a given Team or channel -- especially for the org-wide Team.
The time in the MC has past (mid-July and end of August), but these system messages are still appearing.
I don't mind the system messages, but only because I am one of the org-wide Team owners, so it is sometimes useful to know when/if users I removed were automatically added back...but there are other ways to check this and the rest of our organization does not need to see this.
According to MC215375 in the Message Center, these messages will start being suppressed:
We are making it easier for your users to focus on relevant information in Teams by removing some system messages.
When this will happen
Rollout for standard release tenants will begin in mid-June and be complete in mid-July.
Rollout for government tenants should begin in mid-August and be complete by the end of August.
How this will affect your organization
System messages, e.g., who has been added or removed from a team, will no longer be posted to the Channel pane. This will not affect compliance logs.
What you need to do to prepare
Review the changes and assess the impact for your organization. Additionally, you may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.
Chris Hoche commented
Definitely see this requirement...
I inadvertently created another post for this, same deal essentially;
Mary Harvey commented
Ditto - voted on similar idea as well
This "feature" is preventing us from rolling out a critical company-wide team. We don't want everyone in the company drawing their own conclusions as to why someone is no longer with the company. It looks very bad. Certainly Microsoft deals with this issue internally? How is this not an option to supress for company-wide teams yet? Also, are we sure this is the only UserVoice for this issue?
I totally agree, this has made the org-wide team unusable as we are growing and the entire General channel is full of people joining the team which makes it impossible to use the channel to communicate with anyone. Another option would be to have the ability to hide the general tab in Org-Wide teams.