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  1. Support for Private Channels

    Looking for the ability to create a channel that only channel members can see. Private channels are available in slack. There is an admin for private channels who is the creator, and they are the ones who add/remove users.

    Five types of public/privacy that is being asked for by users:

    - Public-Open (visible anywhere including outside the org and anyone can join)
    - Public-Invitation (visible anywhere including outside the org, must be invited)
    - Company-Open (only visible inside the org and anyone in the org can join; outside the org must be invited)
    - Company-Invitation (only visible inside the org,…

    9,447 votes
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      788 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to archive channels

      Would be nice if we had the ability to archive channels. For example: we created a channel for a specific project. Once the project is complete, we can archive that channel or at least move it out of the primary view. I could see the channel list getting large and clunky quickly with multiple projects many of which are complete.

      Also, when a conversation in the channel is complete it should be archived or hidden.

      3,434 votes
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        172 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Updating feature title to reflect the work for Channel since the chat ability is available.

        The work on the channel archiving is still moving along though I have no additional updates to share at the moment.

        -Warren

      • I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time

        LOG INTO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
        Original user posted:
        I would like to heave this multi-team/tenant option within “MS Teams”, like in Slack. Currently I’m in four different organization. They’re using all office365, three of them now changed from Slack to Teams. I’ve to permanently login/logout to switch to the related MS Team. This is really time consuming.

        Another user says:
        We need the ability to sign in with multiple accounts. Many of us have several O365 accounts for various reasons (consulting, etc), and we’d need to be able to access teams directly.
        This is not a federation or B2B scenario, but…

        3,300 votes
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          350 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This is still on the backlog. This is taking a lot of effort to dig into and determine the best solution.

          No additional updates to share at the moment but I’m tracking the feature teams work closely and will keep you posted!

          -Warren

        • Move channels into other teams

          We would like to move a project (channel) between groups to keep the information, or be able to sort channels to our liking.

          2,845 votes
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            342 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Access to email from left tab panel

            If there was an Outlook tab integrated on the left, similar to the Meetings tab (which is effectively the Outlook calendar), one could stay in Teams all day and not have to switch out.

            2,207 votes
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              289 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create Team from existing SharePoint site, and other requests

              #1 User Request on SharePoint:
              Enable integration of Microsoft Teams to an existing SharePoint site rather than to always create a new site collection

              There have been a few ideas raised on integrating lists, OneNote, document libraries, etc. from an existing SharePoint site with Microsoft Teams, but in summary, it will be best if we could create a team upon on existing site, so that the "Files" and "Notes" tabs would directly reference the existing document library and OneNote in SharePoint. It does not make sense to have two separate sites: one for all the usual SharePoint stuff, and another…

              1,667 votes
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                216 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Read Only channel

                Would like to create a Public/announcements Read Only channel so that only specified members can post. This allows for authorised personnel to make company announcements, but not everyone can post.

                1,394 votes
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                  36 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Move conversations to different channels

                  If a conversation is started in one channel but gains importance to the point where the conversation deserves its own channel. Or a conversation was started in the wrong channel and needs to be moved

                  1,391 votes
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                    125 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Joining a Team

                    CHANGE PROMPT:
                    Change "Add team" to "Add or join a team": I avoided this button because I thought it would always create a new team. It wasn’t evident to me that I could browse for existing teams there too.

                    PREVIEW A TEAM:
                    Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It’s a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn’t what you thought it was, and leave.

                    TEAMS DISCOVERABILITY
                    Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to…

                    1,018 votes
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                      95 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      This request is still being worked upon.

                      Change Prompt: the prompt has been updated to imply both “join” or “create”. This is available in the public ring.

                      Preview Team is still in the works. Still no additional details at this time.

                      Team Discoverability is still being worked upon though again, no details at this time. The suggestion covering this is found at microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/..

                      -Warren

                    • Team Templates

                      A team template!! Much like sharepoint document site or site templates that contain a specific layout and set of documents this would be amazing for a team template. We could deploy a team for each project we had that had a preset assignment of planner tasks and documents attached to it and a preset of channels that goes with that team. Could really make a big difference in the way we deploy and use teams.

                      646 votes
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                        55 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Nested Teams and subchannels

                        Could it be possible to create teams within teams. For example, we have a Development Team at our company which consists of two sub-teams, tech support team and project team.

                        I’d love to be able to have a “home” top-level channel for my project team, and then have sub-channels for each project that we are working on.

                        580 votes
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                          67 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This request has been reviewed and declined by the feature team.

                          You can continue to up vote this topic as well as leave comments. Depending on the ongoing feedback, there is always a chance a topic will be revisited based on user demand.

                          -Warren

                        • Rename General channel

                          Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.

                          446 votes
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                            72 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            I’ve brought your concerns to the Feature Team. Deleting of the General channel will not be an option.

                            However, renaming of the General channel is now under review! I have updated the title to reflect the corrected ask.

                            Keep up the feedback! Your voices make a big difference.
                            -Warren

                          • Change which Tab is default landing page for a Team and/or Channel

                            Right now the conversation tab is the default landing page for a Team and/or Channel.
                            I want to be able to have a SharePoint site landing page in a tab and that tab be the default tab open when you navigate to a team or channel.

                            Think of it like a landing page for that team. You may not want it to drop right into Conversations. If you can have a SharePoint page with a Microsoft Teams conversations web part, you get the best of both worlds.
                            I can see a lot of scenarios where you'd want the chat window…

                            363 votes
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                              55 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Team Opt Out - (Assign members to channels, not automatically)

                              I might have a team called IT and channels of IT projects. So assigning members to channels would be great, since it's not the same for each project (channels).

                              Primary ask is to be able to set a Team to "Opt Out" and therefore not automatically join team members to every channel under that specific Team.

                              Users would have the ability to invite others users to channels. (Or as an Admin, add people to channels as needed.)

                              336 votes
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                                90 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                This request has been declined by the feature team.

                                Private channels may help with items such as this request once they are released. The Private channel topic is tracked at http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16911079

                                Please note the handling of “Guest Accounts” is a separate ask and can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16911109-guest-access

                                The request about “Guest Access at the Channel” level is being tracked by this request: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577-guest-access-should-be-implemented-at-the-channel

                                Thank you all for the feedback.
                                -Warren

                              • Archive Teams

                                We often create agile teams to work on a specific project. Once the project is completed we would like to archive the team in order not to loose the content. Currently we just remove them from our favorites which means that the more list keeps growing. A function to archive a team would be appreciated.

                                Best regards
                                Seb

                                280 votes
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                                  20 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Team directory

                                  There should be a quick way of viewing all the public teams in my organization outside of search.

                                  232 votes
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                                    16 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Custom Group Categories for Teams

                                    As I create more and more teams, I need to be able to group or categorize them. It seems like the only native groupings are "favorites" or "more". I would like to be able to create other categories. Once I get over 30 teams, grouping them into detailed categories is going to be imperative to stay organized.

                                    184 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Re-using the same Channel Name

                                      After you create a channel, then choose to delete the channel, you can no longer create a NEW channel with the same name. It seems like you have to delete the team and start over.

                                      181 votes
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                                        20 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Editable Teams and Channels header

                                        Proposed solution:

                                        I have experience of using MatterMost (an on-premises Slack clone) and one of the features I really like is that each channel has an editable header. That header can contain markdown.

                                        My team is a dev team and we use the channel header to display badges for our Continuous Integration (CI) builds. I'd really like to be able to do the same in Teams.

                                        ---

                                        Problem right now, as described by one user:

                                        I need the team description more easily visible. Right now I have to click on Edit to be able to see the description of the…

                                        178 votes
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                                          21 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Merge/consolidate channels

                                          We changed the mind about the way we used some channels. We decided that some of the channels need to be merged. It would be nice to be able to do this without using history. We want history to be merged.

                                          173 votes
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