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

Hiding Multiple Chats in Teams at Once? Is there a Bulk Hide feature?

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I can clearly see how to hide one chat at a time, but is there a way to bulk hide?  By the end of a week i can have like 30 chats....would like to hide ones that aren't active often

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I know what you mean but as far as i know Teams automaticly archives older chats. If it is a real problem to you you could use the commandbar to go to a chat fast or create a uservoice item at the teams uservoice

Unfortunately such as bulk chat hide feature is not provided Today

Does anyone know if this capability is on the roadmap for a future release?  Thank you.


@Carol_Osborne   Agreed, bulk hide chats is feature which is overdue.

We need a Select all, and then allow uncheck for the ones you don't want hidden, the same way I handle cleaning up text messages on my smartphone.

Why increase our hand strain with all this unnecessary mouse clicking?

Agreed, this would be a helpful feature. There are keyboard shortcuts (, but nothing that mentions "hiding".

My Teams gets slower and slower on my Mac, kind of like the original Windows, despite intentionally removing the app cache or reinstalling.  So I think of it as "Teams RG", or "Really Good" edition.  "Windows RG" is really funny, Bing it sometime ;)



yes, managing chats in bulk is overdue. I work with over 100 people across 6 team chats for approximately 6 weeks, then a training cycle repeats with new people. at the end of the day, I can have 20-50 individual chats to hide. There must be a better way. 

Now in 2021 we still due not see any solution from Microsoft@Brendan Farrell