Teams: Hiding/Unhiding Chat Sessions


Although you can not delete chats with contacts in Microsoft Teams, this article will describe how to hide those chats as desired and then un-hide them is needed again.


Hiding Chats

First, find the chat you're looking for by clicking the "Chat" button in the left sidebar. Next, click the three dots icon next to any of the conversations in the list. Finally, click the "Hide" button to immediately remove it from view.

Unhiding Chats

Hidden chats aren't displayed anywhere in the main Teams UI. To access them, you'll need to use the search box at the top of the screen. Type a phrase that's included within the chat - such as the name of the contact - to rediscover the hidden thread.

Microsoft Search bar showing searching for a contact

Click the conversation's search result to add it back to the Chat sidebar. Then, click the three dots icon and choose the "Unhide" option from the menu. The conversation will be back in the Chat pane permanently, ready for continued messaging.

Clicking on the 3 dots in order to select unhide chat

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