End meeting means End meeting
Once the meeting has ended, no more people can join it or get back in, no more people can write in the associated chat. Ending the meeting actually ends the meeting completely and no more contributions to that meeting can be made
Please make this change Microsoft.
Can't the organizer go into the meeting options and switch "Allow Meeting Chat" to disabled?
We have some meeting where we want/need chat to be ongoing. It should be (and might already be, per the meeting options settings) a meeting organizer's choice to allow the chat to continue or not, rather than a unilateral setting.
Please make this change, Microsoft! In the education setting, our instructors have so many meetings with students - any leftover meeting chats are simply unmanageable!
Preference would be that the meeting chat archive is available somewhere (OneDrive?) but that the chat function is no longer available once the meeting ends!
Nate S commented
I have a meeting from a year ago, people still accidently chat into. The meeting has 157 attendees - uhmmm.. No I won't click 157 times to remove them. This should should be a policy that shuts the meeting down once the instance or series has ended.
Asking people to accept a meeting deletion also seems obtuse.
Absolutely agree, although I would offer the following:
1. End (absolute). Meeting is ended; chat is closed.
2. End (countdown). Once the organizer of the meeting has declared it as ended, the chat stays open but with a countdown banner (say 3 or 5 minutes) and an automatic chat closure once the clock reaches 0:00. I've seen productive 'afterchat' immediately following a meeting and believe this option would be appealing.
I offer these as a professional in the aviation field who meets (via MS Teams) regularly across multiple lines of business within my own organization and with industry & military representatives.
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Agreed, I have seen instances where bullying has occurred between kids way after the meeting over...Having a separate area for schools to control these sorts of scenarios is crucial!
Microsoft, when will you be implementing this much-needed feature, please?
Joël Ducharme commented
I can't believe this hasn't been dealt with yet! This is a serious security issue in schools!
Agree with others, this is very important in school. We need the ability to close the meeting and chat down, so that pupils do not continue in that area. We are also find that where we are setting up meetings at different times for different lessons, the children are getting confused as they are so young and trying to join a meeting that has finished.
This is hugely important in a school, Pupils can continue on the chat as much as they like and unless a teacher sees it then anything that is said is on our system for anyone in the Team (or parent looking over the shoulder of a pupil at home). We NEED to be able to lock the chat when an online lesson has finished.
James Pryor commented
I personally would hate for this to be the default. For Recurring meetings the ability to chat between meetings, update shared files, etc. Has been a great addition to work. In addition, the ability for attendees to open the chat ahead of a meeting and add a quick comment like "going to be a couple minutes late" or "don't let me forget to discuss that budget variance in the meeting" has been helpful. I do believe an option to "close" a meeting and chat could be useful for one time meetings or when a meeting series has ended or just to prevent chat between meetings when that would be useful.
As has been pointed out before by others, it is highly concerning that if a person is invited to a meeting that is part of a series (e.g. an external guest) they will continue to see the new meeting chat posts displayed in their Teams App after having left the meeting. Even on future dates.
I am sure most people are not aware and I was truly shocked when I found out. This is dangerous from a communications point of view.
Alternatively an option to "lock" the meeting (particularly chat) after the meeting has ended woud be good so that no more messages can be posted, etc.
I'm not a heavy teams users so frankly I'm amazed this even needs to be requested. Why isn't that how it worked from the start?
Very important since sometimes we add external people to reoccurring internal team calls. On the next call/meeting they can continue to monitor chat. Not good! Chat should be meeting specific (each instance).
David Carruthers commented
For school users, this is an important safeguarding issue. When I have finished a meeting (and have ceased to monitor it), I want to be sure that my meeting is not going to be used for inappropriate chat, as if it happens, it seems as though I have endorsed it.
I really need to be able to finish a meeting and have certainty that I no longer need to monitor it
Chat is opened after meeting time passed. This UserVoice for me answers the question: how to close chat of the meeting, after meeting ends.
Joseph Micallef commented
This is very important. Especially in an Educational context where you have students who are up to no good and can misuse the resulting chat after a meeting.
I wish that I could cast a vote for all of the teachers in my district that reached out to me today with this request. Just as we would not leave children unattended in a classroom, we should not leave them unsupervised in an online learning environment.
This is becoming a big problem for us and even a security risk as users in big meetings are accidentally typing in things that they shouldn't!