Hide, unhide, mute, or pin a chat in Teams

Hide, unhide, mute, or pin a chat in Teams

While you can't delete a chat in Teams, you can hide it from your chat list or mute it so you stop getting notifications. Here are more details.

Hide a chat

While you can't delete an entire chat, you can hide a chat from your chat list if it's not relevant to you anymore. To hide a chat, select Chat  Open chat button to open the chat list. Next to the chat you want to hide, select More options  More options button > Hide.

Mute or hide a chat in Teams

The chat will be hidden until someone posts a new message to it. (And you can always resume an old conversation that you've hidden as well.)

Note: You can delete individual messages that you've sent.

Unhide a chat

Need to see a hidden chat again? Unhide a chat that you've hidden before by using search.

  1. In the Search box Select to start a search. at the top, type a word or phrase that's included in the chat that you want to unhide (such as the sender or a participant's name).

  2. Choose the hidden chat that you want to unhide, and then select Chat  Open chat button  in the left toolbar. The chat will appear in the Chat feed again.

  3. In the chat, select More options More options button > Unhide.

Unhide a hidden chat

Mute a chat

When you mute a chat, you'll still be included in the conversation, but won't get notifications from it. 

Select Chat  Open chat button to open the chat list. Find the name of the chat you want to mute. Then, select More options More options button > Mute. If you change your mind, just select it again and unmute it. 

An icon appears next to the names of the participants to remind you that the chat has been muted.

Pin a chat

You can pin frequent conversations to the top of your chat list.

Select Chat Open chat button to open the chat list. Find the name of the conversation you want to pin. Then, select More options  More options button > Pin. This ensures that the chat stays at the top of your list. If you change your mind, just select it again and unpin it. 

Teams pin a chat

Swipe left on Chat  Open chat button and then tap Mute, Pin, or Hide. If you change your mind, just tap it again to undo it. 

A subscription to make the most of your time

Need more help?

Expand your Office skills
Explore training
Get new features first
Join Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×