M365 Changelog: Chat RSC in Microsoft Teams

MC536877 – Microsoft is pleased to announce the extension of the resource-specific consent (RSC) permission model for chat and channel scope in Microsoft Teams. RSC permissions have been expanded to include the ability for chat members to grant access to chats for applications running within Teams.

When this will happen:

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out late April and expect to complete by late May.

How this will affect your organization:

Microsoft Teams is releasing the support for resource-specific consent permissions for chats. From this point, admins will no longer need to give broad org-wide permissions for apps to work with chats. Instead, authorized chat members will now be able to give scoped data access to a Teams app in only those chats where they want to install the app. This will prevent the presence of overprivileged apps in your organization. Apps will get access to only the data of the chat in which they are installed. Authorized chat members can revoke data access to the app by uninstalling the app from the chat. Admins will still be in control by allowing/blocking installation of apps through the Teams Admin Center.

What you need to do to prepare:

Admins don’t need to take any action to enable this feature in your organization. Chat RSC will be enabled by default. Instructions for toggling your Chat RSC settings are available here.