Teams - Delete an Entire Chat

Posted on:  11/29/2022
Teams - Delete an Entire Chat

It is finally here! You can delete an entire chat in Microsoft Teams!!! Teams users can delete an entire one-on-one chat or group chat. Delete the chat will not delete the chat for other users. This feature is rolling out to General Availability in December 2022. Feature ID is 90723 and was added to the Teams roadmap on 11/9/2022. Platforms are Desktop and Mac. 

Teams - Delete Chat

Teams - Delete Chat

YouTube video will be published on December 5, 2022

Chapters:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:18 Five items
  • 0:42 When does this come out?
  • 1:12 Delete chat
  • 1:52 What can others still see?
  • 2:10 Delete a group chat?
  • 3:04 Deleting a meeting chat

Steps to Delete a Chat in Teams

  1. Click Chat in the navigation bar on the left.
  2. Click More options (the three dots) for the chat you want to delete. It can be a one-on-one chat or group chat.
  3. Click Delete chat.
  4. When the confirmation box appears, click Delete to remove the chat. Note any files you shared or tasks will need to be deleted separately. 
Teams Delete chat confirmation box

Teams Delete chat confirmation box

FAQ for deleting an entire chat in Teams

Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions regarding deleting an entire chat in Teams.

Can I delete the entire chat?

Yes - for both one-on-one and group chats.

If I delete the entire chat, does that delete it for other people in the chat?

No. Only for you. The other people can still view the entire chat.

When does deleting the entire chat come out?

December 2022, according to Microsoft.

Where can I get Teams training?

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Chris Menard

Chris Menard is a certified Microsoft Trainer (MCT) and works as a full-time Trainer at BakerHostetler - one of the largest law firms in the US. He runs a YouTube channel with 900+ technology videos that cover various tools such as Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Outlook. To date, the channel has helped over 20 million viewers. Menard also does 2 to 3 public speaking events every year, presenting at the Administrative Professional Conference (APC), the EA Ignite Conference, the Support Staff Conference, the University of Georgia, and CPA conferences. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at https://chrismenardtraining.com/linkedin or watch his videos on YouTube at https://chrismenardtraining.com/youtube.

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