How to enable/disable chat deletion in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams now allows users to delete 1:1, group and meeting chats as I explained here.

If as an administrator, you are concerned about the use of this feature or if you don’t want to make it available to all the users you can control it with messaging policies.

Enable/disable chat deletion in Microsoft Teams


How to mention everyone in Microsoft Teams?

To mention a user in a chat, you can usually use the “@” symbol followed by their username or display name. For example, if you wanted to mention a user named John Smith, you could type “@John Smith” in the chat.

Using the same mention functionality, you can now mention everyone in a Microsoft Teams chat with more than two participants.

Mention everyone in Microsoft Teams


How to delete a chat in Microsoft Teams

All interactions in Microsoft Teams generate a chat, however not all of them are relevant and they can be discarded to save precious space in the chat pane for important conversations.

With a recent Microsoft Teams update you are now able to delete 1:1 chats, group chats, and meeting chats where you are a participant.

Delete a chat in Microsoft Teams


Restrict the use of custom background images in Microsoft Teams

In the previous article I wrote about adding custom company background images to be used in Microsoft Teams meetings by users with Teams Premium.

Today I’m writing about how to restrict the use of custom, non-authorized backgrounds by removing the possibility of uploading personal images.

Restrict the use of custom background images in Microsoft Teams


How to add default organization meeting backgrounds to Microsoft Teams

When using Microsoft Teams in a meeting you have the possibility to apply a background image to hide your surroundings and to keep some privacy.

Teams has a set of predefined backgrounds that you can choose from and allows end users to upload their owns. Microsoft Teams administrators can also distribute organizational backgrounds for all users with approved and branded images.

organization meeting backgrounds


How to download audio messages from Microsoft Teams in 2023

Microsoft Teams allows users to send and receive voice messages as part of its collaboration features. While with text and files you can save a local copy of the content, with voice messages there is no direct option to download the audio file.

Depending on the location where the voice message was posted, you will need to use different methods to download it.

Download Microsoft Teams audio message


Scheduling chat messages using Microsoft Teams

Scheduling messages can be useful in a variety of situations, such as when you want to send a message at a specific time when you may not be available, when you want to send a message in a different time zone, or when you want to send a reminder to yourself or others.

By scheduling a message, you can ensure that your message will be delivered at the right time and without the need for manual intervention. This can help increase efficiency and productivity and allow you to better manage your time and communication.

Scheduling chat messages using Microsoft Teams


How to record a video voice message in Microsoft Teams

A video voice message is a short video recording that typically features audio of someone speaking and often also includes a video of their face. Video voice messages can be an effective way to add a personal touch to communication, especially when text-based messages or voice messages alone might not convey the desired tone or context.

This type of messages is now available in Microsoft Teams and in this article you will learn how to use it.

Record a video message in Microsoft Teams


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – January 2023

The first month of 2023 is gone and during January we’ve seen a lot of announcements for Microsoft Viva applications being made.

There were a lot of posts made about Viva Engage and Viva Goals, to learn more about everything new in Microsoft Viva with more detail, check out the details of this article.

Microsoft Viva updtes


How to fix meetings not showing the Title in Microsoft Teams rooms

Depending on the mailbox settings used by the Teams Rooms you may see the name of the user scheduling the meeting instead of the title in the Teams Rooms devices. If you are experiencing this issue, in this article you will find a solution to make the titles visible again in Teams Rooms and Teams displays.

Microsoft Teams Room meeting title


I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.