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.
Likewise, we would like to know whether there are any updates to this. Many thanks
Cate Agnew commented
Any updates? It's been nearly a year. Thanks.
Do you know if there as been some updates about this since last June ?
Thank you very much
Sam Hahn commented
I would down-vote this feature.
Frank Gonzalez-Morphy commented
this seems to be already a while this request is in backlog (>06/2020).
Are there - one year later - some enhancements on this sector?
Having empty chats, because of company RDP's, does bring up again this issue.
Thanks for any infos.
My sister's company (a global law firm) has this same chat tool. They have a 24-hour auto-delete feature. Why can't we?!
Kevin Still commented
Need this ASAP
Jeff Kuhne commented
I've been managing Exchange (since Pre-5.5.)for DECADES along with Skype for Business since the first versions. for 5,000 to 12,000 user installations. Being at a company with O-365 and outsourced IT, there is no visibility or interaction with admin staff.
Teams is horrible from the unintuitive UI all the way through lack of removing conversation history. There are also no sound effects for when other parties are typing in a chat. Meeting start pop-ups hide too quickly and then I have to go into calendar to join a meeting. I can go on and on. You have got to do something about these issues as this is not evolution; It is not revolutionary.
This is just becoming very awkward now. Perhaps everyone should shame Microsoft into action on social channels. Give their marketing team a challenge.
Rustam Wais commented
It's a bug to be unable to control own chat history, please fix it!
It's frustrating to be unable to control my own chat history. All the other messengers allow users to delete the history. I don't get what the legal issues are related to this feature. When can we see the progress ? It's been more than a year since it's on the backlog.
Julieth Samantha Torres Martínez commented
Es mejor, que quiten la opcion de enviar mensajes privados!! Es mucho desorden y asi nos evitamos problemas..
Shweta Gulati commented
I made a chat group of 4 people and now when work is completed, we would like to close that chat group. Apparently that doesn't seem to work There is an option to remove the participants, till there are only 2 participants left and the "X" does not show. Am hoping this feature of "delete private chat threads" will include group chats as well.
Any comments from the Administrator?
Looks like this has been very well explained over the past year........
Maybe a short reply from Alex would be nice.
Where is this at? Still on a drawing board, tucked away in the code, shared with the team or just on this board?
Anything would be nice.
Rémy Castelli commented
unacceptable that this option does not exist...
User should have a choice on what needs to be archived and what not. Chat becomes hugely cluttered with all the unnecessary messages. And sifting through all of them to in archive and arrive at a old message is hugely cumbersome.
Nick Birdsen commented
Thanks for the detailed information.
Giving option for deleting a conversation will be good, as not all conversations needs a back up, it is up to the user to decide which conversations are to be retained.
Jack Smith commented
"This message has been deleted" is a nightmare for my OCD.... please can we just have the ability to delete it?!
Users should be able to delete old chats cmon