Delete Private Chat threads
This request is for the ability to completely delete a private chat thread. (Not hide/archive.)
Again, this was pulled out into its own topic because it is still under review and no decision has been made.
To recap what has already been completed from the other topic:
- Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
- Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
- The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in channels, but the private chat threads that appear when you click the Chat icon on the left-side app bar).
- The ability to mute your private chat threads. (these are not the chat threads in channels, but the private chat threads that appear when you click the Chat icon on the left-side app bar).
This topic deserves consideration and separating out hot items is something we have often done. Please don't think of this as an attempt to diminish the ask, we know that many people want this.
Thank you for your understanding and feedback.
Thank you for your votes and comments on this feature. The team is in the process of finalizing designs for deleting private chat threads. I will update as we have more progress to share.
Why is it so difficult to have this feature? Its been under vote in another page for more than 3 years!
what is the status after almost five months?
Innocent Mamombe commented
How difficult is it for this seemingly simple task for the developers at Microsoft?surely it cannot take this long to just add this functionality
Any update? Any progress?
Please respond promptly. It would be even more useful to add the ability for administrators to remove inappropriate comments.
It is important to be able to delete conversations because it makes the chat conversations more readable.
This seems like an obvious feature addition and seems to frustrate our users that they cannot clean up their chats.
Please increase the priority!
I would really wonder if this wasn't mandatory in order to comply with international privacy regulations!
You should implement it ASAP
Students need to be able to permanently delete their own chats in any channel. Students should also be able to delete messages of their own from private chats and from group chats. This should not be something a teacher can allow or disallow, but something that cannot be turned off/on. People should be able to permanently delete chats of their own in any group, private chat, channel, etc.
its very stressful when youre complaining about a teacher through the private chat during class and you cant delete it afterword.
Did you finally finalize designs of the function?? ahaha
Go about it now!
Pawel PRS commented
Wow! Must be one **** of a design if you're still working on it since June! More of Microsoft's usual MO.
Please update ASAP
Christian Schingh-Laniel commented
Clients should have the "Purge" option next to "Undo" after deleting a message.
The users in our business are also requesting this more and more. An update would be nice =)