How to remove someone from a Message?


(Michael Downey) #1

I know it’s possible to add people to a Message topic, but how does one remove a user?


How to Delete / Remove people from Group Messages?
(Sam Saffron) #2

nope, not possible, we may add it at some point. but keep in mind.

you can not reach with an invisible hand into a user’s gmail and retrieve all the messages you already sent them.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

I thought admins could do this? Maybe only for people who never posted in the private / personal message?


(Sam Saffron) #4

I think we planned to but never got around to adding it. Totally legit if you add someone by mistake and want to remove the straight away.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

If they haven’t posted in the topic it is 100% legit to remove them, though it should be a privileged action.


(Sam Saffron) #6

It a bit tricky cause they may have already got an invite to the message and thus seen it.


(Michael Downey) #7

I don’t think anyone would expect a time machine here.

But it would be nice to remove them from the thread from there on out.


(Jeff Atwood) #8

I think you’d need to track person removed / added events as posts in the stream sort of like topic closed / open.

This was also requested on community.imgur…


(Michael Coelho) #9

Hi there!

Any good news about this topic?


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #10

Users cannot remove other users, this has not been implemented at this time. Admins can remove a user from a PM.


(Michael Coelho) #11

Hey @jomaxro, thanks for replying. Can i remove an user from a group trough Discourse API?


(Felix Freiberger) #12

Sure! Everything you can do through the UI can be done through the API, the UI is using the API :slight_smile:
Just remove a user from a group while watching the networks requests in your Browser’s Dev tools to see how this API call works. The following How-To has details:

If you have any trouble following this, just let us know :slight_smile: