Complicated chat settings.

Occasional Contributor

Hi all. I'm being asked to do a configuration for chat/conversations that I do not think is possible. 


For students. Have 1 to 1 chat disabled. Have chat functions in a meeting set up by the teacher. Have students be unable to generate a meeting. 


I don't think this can be done but thank you for any insight. 

6 Replies
Regarding meetings you can setup a meeting policy and apply to students with
Meeting options disabled:


Same with chat messages:


I’m not sure if all your wishes will come true here but you can definetely come a long way with the policies in place

Hi Brian,

for me it looks like this should be possible:
1) Disable chat for students with a messaging policy - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/messaging-policies-in-teams
2) Disable meeting creations for student (meetnow, scheduling) with a meetings policy, you can also enable/disable chat for a meeting here - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/meeting-policies-in-teams



Thanks! This is how I currently have it configured. The issue is that also disables chat in a meeting that a teacher establishes. 

Thanks Adam. I currently have those custom policies in place.
Don’t include the teachers in the policy
I didn't. They are in a separate policy (3 custom actually). As soon as a user that has chat disabled enteres a meeting, it disables chat for that meeting.

That's my issue. I can't have private chat off, and preserve chat within a meeting.
Related Conversations
Tabs and Dark Mode
cjc2112 in Discussions on
46 Replies
Extentions Synchronization
Deleted in Discussions on
3 Replies
flashing a white screen while open new tab
Deleted in Discussions on
14 Replies
Security Community Webinars
Valon_Kolica in Security, Privacy & Compliance on
13 Replies
How to Prevent Teams from Auto-Launch
chenrylee in Microsoft Teams on
29 Replies
Stable version of Edge insider browser
HotCakeX in Discussions on
35 Replies