Is it possible to disable private chats between students in Teams but still have them able to chat in their classes?

Alfie Jarvis 1 Reputation point
2020-11-23T10:27:03.397+00:00

Is it possible to disable private chats between students in Teams but still have them able to chat in their classes?

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  1. Vasil Michev 95,096 Reputation points MVP
    2020-11-23T13:47:09.337+00:00

    As an EDU org, you should have a pre-built "No chat" messaging policy in the TAC (https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/messaging), assign this to the students. Or you can create a new one on the same page and configure the options as needed.

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  2. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,051 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2020-11-24T03:20:43.21+00:00

    @Alfie Jarvis ,

    In fact, no such feature now. If you turn off chat feature for certain students, they cannot chat in Teams whether in private chats or classes.

    I have created a feedback about this feature by this link: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/42032986-is-it-possible-to-disable-private-chats-between-st. You could vote for it.

    Microsoft will always focus on customer’s feedback and experience. Some new features would be added to the services based on customers' feedback in the future, and your good ideas will be very helpful for them to improve the service.

    Your time, understanding and cooperation will be highly appreciated.


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