08-11-2019 04:48 PM
08-11-2019 04:48 PM
I was just wondering if anyone knows where the option to disable private chat in teams is. It used to be in the Messaging options of teams under the old admin as shown below.
When I go into the old admin the settings are greyed out and directs me to go to the new admin to find them, but I cannot find the option to turn private chat off. We are a school and the powers that be do not want students being able to chat privately with teachers or their peers.
Any help would be much appreciated.
08-11-2019 09:16 PM - edited 08-11-2019 09:18 PMSolution
09-18-2019 10:47 AM
@Chris Webb There's a "Chat" option now in messaging policies. Does that disable just private chat or all chat including chat in channels? In our case, for now, we want Skype to continue to remain our chat / meeting service but provide persistent group chat in Teams.
09-18-2019 11:06 AM
09-18-2019 11:55 AM
09-18-2019 03:54 PM
@levonclark that is the old admin center. The new one just has the Chat option under messaging policies. I am about to test it to see if it disables all chat or just private chat, as we still want students to be able to converse with each other through the conversations.
09-18-2019 04:04 PM - edited 09-18-2019 04:06 PM
Chat is only private chat, but keep in mind, this will effect the ability to chat in Meetings as well. At least teh ability to go to your chat tab to participate in chat history / running chat of a meeting since you will not have a chat tab once turning this off.
Also when you set this, it will take some time to take effect, up to a few hours possibly.
09-18-2019 04:26 PM
@Chris Webb Hi Chris, I tried the disabling chat in messaging policies but the chat tab was still there for the user. While they had no-one in their list, they could still go to Contacts and add a group to their favorites and then add a contact that way. The upgrade to skype policy you were talking about. Where can I find that?
09-18-2019 05:08 PM
09-18-2019 05:10 PM