Jan 27 2021 12:19 PM
Jan 27 2021 12:19 PM
Hello! Can we get a feature that allows group owners to delete spammy or inappropriate messages from a larger Teams Channel? Slack is great and has this feature, but I have been frustrated not being able to curate and fully serve as an admin with full auditing control of this larger Teams Channel (2,000 employees). Please add this feature to help us best manage our channels!
Jan 27 2021 12:59 PM
@Andrea_Medina Hello, this is also possible with Teams policies.
Determines whether owners are allowed to delete all the messages in their team. Set this to TRUE to allow. Set this to FALSE to prohibit.
Jan 27 2021 11:42 PM
Just to add to the above - Team owners can delete messages in all channels by default, you shouldnt need to modify the policy for this. This does not apply to admins however - if you want an admin to be able to delete messages, add them as Onwer of the team first.
Jan 28 2021 12:49 AM - edited Jan 28 2021 10:24 AM
@Vasil Michev Hey Vasil, surely you still need to toggle on the setting in the policy "Owners can delete sent messages" first. This cannot be the default value (as it would create chaos in Teams with multiple owners).
Jan 28 2021 10:30 AM - edited Jan 28 2021 10:32 AM
Hi guys, see above. Would you mind posting input on the default value? Can't be on by default as Vasil mentioned, right?! I cannot verify as my account is disabled.. (due to parental leave).
@Vasil Michev is of course welcome to provide input again as well! ;)
Jan 28 2021 10:46 AM
Jan 30 2021 04:11 AM
@Chris Webb @Vasil Michev @adam deltinger Hello, done some digging and as far as I can tell it hasn't always been enabled by default Controlling Message Deletion in Microsoft Teams - Petri
This is your own reply from another conversation just recently Chris.
"Messaging policy first need to be enabled: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/messaging/
'Owners can delete sent messages' is one that enables the ability to set at the Team level that owners can delete messages per Team setting.
It takes time for this to apply, but without it, the options in the Manage Team > Settings Tab will not appear."
This article even tells you that you have to enable it:
So, if we should give the conversation starter a fair and correct answer. What should it be? Let me remind you that I'm not able to verify any settings myself as my account is disabled due to parental leave.
Jan 30 2021 10:42 AM - edited Jan 30 2021 04:03 PM
@Chris Webb Hey! Thanks for getting back to me!
Do you mean that if you use the messaging policy to enable the possibility for "owners to delete messages" then the checkbox under the Team settings will appear and the default value will be on, but free for owners to toggle on/off.
Or do you mean that the messaging policy has it enabled by default so the checkbox under the Teams settings is already ticked and need to be disabled with the messaging policy if you don't want to allow the possibility for the owners to toggle on/off?
If not, please elaborate. Just want to make sure I understand what you mean.
Feb 04 2021 09:54 PM
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