You expect to hide the bottom mode bar in a group chat room in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)


Large persistent chat rooms could have many active participants. If a user clicks the Call button at the bottom of the persistent chat room, it will create a conference and invite all of those people. Depending on usage within your organization, this feature might be more of a concern than an asset in your organization.


To fix this issue, install the December 6, 2016, update (KB3127976) for Microsoft Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013). A new setting is added to allow admins to hide the bottom bar in the persistent chat room. Therefore, the Call button is also hidden.

Note Lync 2013 was upgraded to Skype for Business in April 2015.

Article ID: 3207123 - Last Review: Dec 6, 2016 - Revision: 1