💬 How to delete chat messages in Microsoft Teams?
All Microsoft Teams users can edit and delete sent messages. Deleting all messages at once in not yet possible.
Microsoft is working on new options to make this possible though. More info on this can be found at the bottom of this article.
How can you delete a Microsoft Teams message?
To delete a Teams chat message in a 1-1 chat, group chat or in a channel or Team.
Press the 3 dots after a typed message and then select delete. This is only possible by the owner of the message.
How can you edit a Microsoft Teams message?
Edit: Go to the message and choose More Options, Edit. Make changes to your message, then press Enter to save the update.
How to delete a chat message as a user in Microsoft Teams
It is not possible to delete your own chat history within Microsoft Teams. What you can do is "mute" it. But this does not give you the ability to erase all traces. Hopefully this capability will come to Microsoft Teams soon.
Administrators: Not allowing users to edit their sent messages? (Microsoft Teams)
Browse to: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/messaging - Adjust the policy and make sure this option is disabled. "Edit send messages " - All URLs of Microsoft services can be found here.
How to export a chat message in Microsoft Teams
If you wish to export a chat message, or multiple chat messages in Microsoft Teams you can copy all the text blocks by pressing CTRL-C and then paste the text into a document via CTRL-V. It is also possible to take a screenshot.
Soon it will be possible to delete an entire chat conversation
Microsoft announced on Oct. 12, 2022 that within a few months there will be the ability to delete an entire chat conversation.
I think this option, like in WhatsApp or other platforms will keep the messages always available for the other people in this chat conversation. But the messages will no longer be readable by the person who will do the deletion.
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