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November 09, 2021, 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
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Delete history conversation

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Contributor

Hi Team.

 

How to delete the history of a chat conversation in Teams?

 

Regards,

2 Replies
best response confirmed by CarlosMoralesMX (Contributor)
Solution
You can only hide it for now or delete the messages one by one.

Of course retention policies also do the job.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/retention-policies

I’d suggest you vote for this:

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33535006-delete-private-chat-t...
Hi Adam,

I know this is an old thread, but can you confirm if using a retention policy deletes only the chat messages or is there a way to delete the entire chat thread?

Thank you,
Stuart