Update July 2022 | How do I delete a chat message in Microsoft Teams?

Update July 2022 | How do I delete a chat message in Microsoft Teams?

All Microsoft Teams users can edit and delete sent messages. However, deleting all messages at once is not possible.

Microsoft is working on new options to make this possible. See bottom of this article or view the publication in the Feedback Portal.

Delete a Microsoft Teams message

Delete: Press the 3 dots after a typed message and then select delete. This is only possible by the owner of the message.

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Modifying a Microsoft Teams message

Modify: Go to the message and choose More options, Edit. Make changes to your message and then press Enter to save the update.

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How to delete a chat message as a user

It is not possible to delete your chat history within Microsoft Teams. What you can do is 'mute' it. But this does not give you the option of deleting all traces. Hopefully this feature will come to Microsoft Teams soon.

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Administrators: not allowing users to edit their sent messages?

Browse to: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/messaging/edit - Adjust the policy and make sure this option is disabled. "Edit send messages " - All URLs of Microsoft services can be found here.

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More than 20,000 people agree to add this feature via the Feedback Portal

There are now more than 20,000 people who believe that it should be possible to delete a Teams chat. Microsoft's Alex O confirmed in February 2022 that they are working on a possibility for this. This new feature is not on the roadmap.

The more votes this feature gets, the quicker Microsoft will deal with it. Do you want to vote?

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Jasper

Jasper

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From the well
From the well
1 year ago

How can I delete an entire chat session?

Valerie
Valerie
1 year ago
Reply to  Jasper

Is this possible as an administrator? As a teacher, delete the chat after the lesson?

Fokke de Jong
Fokke de Jong
1 year ago

How can I delete a message that is too large?
I pasted an exel line that was much too long into the text field, but now I can't delete it, not even after shutting down and restarting Teams

Jo
Jo
1 year ago

It is a bad thing that users cannot delete an entire chat. Chat gets really long this way. And who can view the chat? Administrator? I think this is a privacy issue. You do not want chats to be saved.

bobo
bobo
1 year ago

anyone can delete things

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