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How to Hide and Unhide Chats in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing app developed by Microsoft in 2017, is a proprietary business communication platform primarily designed for organizations.

This versatile platform offers numerous features to enhance collaboration, including meeting creation, file sharing, and more.

It empowers users to chat, meet, call, and collaborate on various projects and tasks effectively.

Microsoft Teams: Availability

Microsoft Teams is accessible as a desktop application for both Windows and Mac users, and it offers mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

This versatility ensures that you can connect and collaborate seamlessly from various devices, even while on the move.


  • A laptop/PC with Microsoft Teams installed.

  • A stable internet connection.

How to Hide a Chat in Microsoft Teams:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams and select the chat teams chat icon to access your chat list.

  2. Next to the conversation you wish to hide, click on the "More options" button (represented by three dots) and choose "Hide."

  3. The chat and its chat history will remain hidden until someone posts a new message to it. You can also unhide it at any time to resume the conversation.

How to Unhide a Chat in Microsoft Teams:

  1. In the Command box, click to initiate a search.

  2. At the top of Teams, search for the name of the person you were chatting with and select their name. You'll notice that the chat history is hidden.

  3. The conversation will now appear in your chat list on the left. If you don't see it immediately, you can use the "Filter Teams" filter icon to search for it.

  4. Once you locate the conversation in the chat list, click on the "More options" button and choose "Unhide."

  5. Select "Show Hidden Chat History" to reveal the conversation.


Microsoft Teams gained popularity, particularly during the pandemic, as a centralized platform for remote work, offering robust communication, collaboration, and project management capabilities.

Teams provide both free and paid plans, with additional features available in the paid version.

Effectively managing your chats in Teams enhances your communication and productivity, making it an invaluable tool for remote and distributed teams.


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