Delete past Team chats in chat mode (both sender and receiver chats).
Chats should not be never-ending storage of a chat, and we should be able to delete individual chats as instructors or keep them ( both the sender and receiver chat). I realize we can delete our own, but we need the option to delete both our own as well as the students. We should have that option.
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We are using year after year the same MS Teams room in a classroom setting.
Before the arrival of the new students, we would like to erase the chat messages from the "General" channel.
Or alternatively, we would like to have the possibility to remove that channel altogether or make it invisible by default.
In our current setup, this isn't possible, even not for the "owner" of the MS Teams room.
Chloe Felton commented
Allow the deletion of old chat messages. The "recent" section is cool, however, I have way too many chat messages from my old team that I want to clear the clutter.
Also, it would be awesome to have font style, paragraph edits, and other formatting options when typing an announcement in the main Team general thread.
Allow teachers to remove inappropriate or unwanted individual chat posts/messages
Ann Marie Smith commented
Allow teachers to delete student chats. Prohibit students from deleting their own chats. An additional option could be that when a student sends a chat, it is copied to the teacher.
I wholeheartedly support archive option or some feature that allows teacher messages to be easily seen. Due to Covid-19, we are using Teams for school learning at home days. A massive list of messages is not focused, difficult to identify pertinent messages and assignments from the teacher, and does not support clear communication.
Jeff Case commented
Currently only the user can edit/delete a message they have sent in a meeting. This means that it stays public seemingly forever
Has anyone at MS even looked at this request yet? This is a huge feature for teachers, and needs to be provided in Teams!!
I never delete organizational exchanges that we go back to see decisions, rationale, etc. But I agree with other commenters about archiving. That would be perfect.
Les Clensy commented
I have used Teams for the whole year and will be soon starting new groups/teams. I would like to delete all the previous chats so that I can keep the files and folders I have painstakingly set up for each group (rather than delete the whole team and start again).
It is a bizarre policy that an Owner/Teacher cannot delete or archive previous chats.
I believe they do not have this problem in google classroom. Maybe I should try that!
At times, students may accidentally or purposely post inappropriate links, words or phrases within the chat during a meeting. I would like the teacher to have the ability to delete messages from the chat during a class meeting similar to the way we can delete and control posts on the conversations area of Teams
Inappropriate to delete, but it would be great if they could be archived in an 'archive' folder
Only owners should be able.I still agree saying that!
My students get confused with the never-ending lines of chat. It makes it hard for them to focus on what is current. I need to be able to "clean up" for my student sp they can more easily access relevant material.
I agree! it gets confusing for some students when the communication is cluttered.
samantha harriy commented
no i dissagry
Scott Friend commented
If you can not delete it just clutters up communication and makes is so you don't want to use it.