Message automatic deletion a la snapchat
I'm trying Mattermost on a large organization as a professional communication tool surrounding but not overlapping formal previous communication tools that will remain (email, business specific tools, etc). To achive that, Mattermost messages are meant to be sended/received, read, and then expire and dissapear. We don't need a new static, searchable communication tool (yet on steroids), but a volatile one in order to support teams internal dynamics, but not to remain logged.
I've thougth of a sort of bot checking times been read or time from post on every message and deleting on checking pre-defined conditions, but this would be great on a system config set of features
I would like a command for that to (like '/delete 30 sensitive text') to delete a message after a specific amount of time. I often have to send passwords and customer data to coworkers and would like an option to autodelete them.
I'd like this on a per message basis, too, especially for webhooks. We send notifications to the group channels, and they are just that. A user would delete it after reading, and if he's on vacation or something, the message just doesn't concern him. It would be nice if a bot could then set a time to when a message is considered "old news" and mattermost deletes them on the next deletion run.
we would like to have such a feature as an otional add-on per post.
So you can select a special post to be only visible for 24h - for example.
Just to get rid of the "yes - i know that i am not allowed to post passwords here - but i do it nevertheless, cause its convenient"...
Why are you automatically deleting official internal electronic communications at a large organization sent from a professional communications tool? Isn't that ethically fuzzy and potentially illegal? What if the Ford Pinto Memos had been automatically shredded?