Jan 10 2022 10:28 AM
Jan 10 2022 10:28 AM
Used to be able to add additional people to a chat and get option to show chat history with add person icon at top of screen. Now, when press button you only get the option to start a brand new group chat and never given option to include chat history.. this was a VERY useful feature that seems to have been removed?
Not sure if this on purpose or is this a bug?
Jan 10 2022 10:55 AM
Jan 10 2022 11:45 AM
Jan 10 2022 12:04 PM
Feb 02 2022 09:46 PM
@terrenceNokia we also have lost that functionality in recent times.
Mar 14 2022 02:18 PM
Same here. This has stopped working for all. I think Microsoft removed this functionality for some reason? Would be great if they can reply here confirming.
Apr 22 2022 11:23 AM
I also just tried this and am having the same issue - I had to start a new chat :(
Apr 27 2022 12:01 AM
May 04 2022 09:11 AM - edited May 04 2022 09:17 AM
This is intermittent and mainly for chats with one person. In group chats I am able to add with history still.
I'm not sure if this is expected functionality, but it makes sense. Otherwise your entire 1:1 chat history could be mistakenly shared when you are working on your current project. One mistake and you could be talking about someone's odd Uncle... if you know what I mean... instead of talking about the project you are trying to share.
I am making this up as a MS User, but decisions like this are made at some level in MS (good ethical decisions) and not communicated well. It's a pretty daunting task.
May 17 2022 11:21 AM
@Parth1010 I believe MS intentionally blocks the odd uncle issue with 1:1 chats due to ethical concerns. I would defer to a MS Champion to confirm.
Adding users to group chats is not a problem on our current update, but your mileage may vary.
Personally I am happy not being able to add people with chat history to a 1:1 chat, and having a group chat start with no history when the first user is added. That is the behavior now and not a problem.
Others may disagree and escalate. Please respond if anyone knows better.
May 30 2022 08:52 PM
@Tim_Smith In my opinion, this functionality should not be removed. Instead, it should set the "don't share history" as the default option.
Jul 08 2022 10:35 AM
Jul 12 2022 10:12 PM
Jul 21 2022 07:54 AM
Same issue here! Following to hopefully hear of a workaround.
Jul 28 2022 03:49 PM
Aug 10 2022 07:51 AM
In my organisation, I have seen the same concern, but only for people outside the organization.
So in my opinion, the feature has not disappeared.
Aug 10 2022 09:38 AM
@DeborahFR We haven't even tried to add external (guest) users to a conversation. It has always been an end-user that is a part of our user base. It always wants to start a new conversation. As before we could add individuals and choose to include past conversations.
Sep 09 2022 09:48 AM
Oct 07 2022 10:11 AM
Having a choice would give us the best of both worlds - a prominent default option that the history won't be shared but with the option to disable that.