Look Out, Folks! Microsoft Teams to Delete ‘Inappropriate’ Messages

September 8th, 2021 6:35 PM

Microsoft will reportedly allow its IT administrators to remove messages it deems inappropriate in workplace or classroom chats.

IT administrators will reportedly be able to remove a “curse word, an off-topic conversation, or other foul gestures in a Teams chat,” according to a Wednesday article from Digital Trends.

While the feature could allow school administrators to monitor the chat room and ensure discussions stay on topic, it could also presumably be used in work environments as well.

Digital Trends also said the feature will “[fit] in with the existing controls already in place that allow meeting hosts to disable someone’s video feed, hard-mute attendees, and manually remove someone from a meeting.”

Microsoft Teams competes with Slack for online chat and video communications, which also allows administrators to remove messages for various reasons, including public chats, private chats and direct group messages.

It reportedly has 250 million active users, while Slack only has 10 million active users. 

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