M365 Changelog: Chat filter for non-meeting chats

MC333623 – Updated March 10, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

There will be a new chat filter within the Chat app filter which filters out meeting chats and chats with bots. It will filter for one on one and group chats with other users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 89436.

When this will happen:

Microsoft expects this rollout to begin in mid-March (previously early March) and expects the rollout to be completed in all environments by late May.

How this will affect your organization:

Users will now be able to leverage this filter to quickly find one on one and group chats with other users, removing any meeting chats or chats with bots.

What you need to do to prepare:

No specific action required but you may want to inform users that this filter is coming and update your documentation accordingly.