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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.

    2,269 votes
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      213 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      So a little bit of context for everyone who newly voted for this feature.

      When you first asked for “Private Channels” we believed this could be solved by the new feature that we recently rolled out — the ability to create either Public or Private teams. Hence, the status on this item was “Working on it!”

      However, the strong feedback from the community has been that this does not solve your original problem. So, we’re pulling this into review and evaluating ways we can implement this. It’s not an easy fix, so we’ll need some time. I’ll make sure to update you along the way.

      Thanks and please continue to give us your great feedback. Your voice helps guide this product in the right direction!

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • Ability to see who is in a channel

      Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

      1,563 votes
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        131 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey guys, I need your help here! I am elevating this to engineering but I need more info.

        Can you please reply to this UserVoice item thread with this info —

        Do you want to see who is presently in a specific CHANNEL or just in TEAMS in general?
        Why do you want this — what is the situation you’re in where this would aid you. Understanding your user scenario will help us meet your needs!

        Thanks everyone. Really appreciate your voice and help here.

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • 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…

        739 votes
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          116 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone, I need your help here. Can you please provide me more information I can give to engineering?

          1. Some of you have reported that once you’ve been assigned to a different tenant, you haven’t been able to get into your original tenant. Is that still happening for some of you? If so, please respond to the thread below.

          2. How are you currently using Teams across multiple tenants? I saw the workaround, but wanted to confirm whether not it was stopping you from using Teams in multiple tenants completely.

          3. What kind of work are you in that requires multiple tenant use?

          THANK you so much for your help! Working hard to get your voice heard as we prioritize our backlog.

          Sincerely,
          Suphatra

        • List all Public Teams

          List all Public Teams – Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to search for it, if I am new to the company and I want to have a look to see what teams there are within my organisation I can’t currently, as I don’t know the names of them in the first place, it would be better if all public teams were visible.

          522 votes
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            35 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Importing from Slack, Hipchat, Flowdock, Basecamp, etc.

            Hi,
            We are using Slack for a long time and now we are thinking to transition to MS Teams. In Slack it is possible to export all channel content's in JSON with links to files uploaded to slack.
            It could be very useful to have the ability to import the slack history into MS teams.

            495 votes
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              34 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I know this is a common request. Please keep voting this up if this is a major pain point for you. We have it in planning but your votes will help accelerate when work starts. Every vote counts!

              Thanks,
              Suphatra
              Microsoft Teams

            • Move/arrange channels

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

              436 votes
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                43 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Forward an email to a channel

                A useful feature for an intact Team that is just starting to use Microsoft Teams would be the ability to forward an existing email to a channel.

                369 votes
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                  59 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi everyone, we’ve added the ability to create an email address for a channel. You can see more details here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Can-I-Email-to-a-Team-channel/m-p/51774/highlight/false#M2784

                  Some of you have reached out to let me know that this doesn’t address your other needs around being able to send emails into and out of Teams. Please email me at sparavi@microsoft.com, because I’m collating all your feedback and will submit a follow up request to this item to the team.

                  Thanks everyone, and thank you for making Teams better and better with your great feedback and participation.

                  Suphatra
                  Microsoft Teams

                • 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.

                  358 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Recreate deleted channel

                    Deleted channels cannot be recreated. They are visible in ShaerPoint, but cannot be recreated or restored in Teams.

                    163 votes
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                      planned  ·  19 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Rename of Team Channel doesn't rename associated Sharepoint files Folder

                      When renaming a Team Channel, the associated Sharepoint folder continues with it's previous name. This could lead to confusion.

                      109 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add option to have non-threaded channels

                        I'd like the capability when I add a new channel to make it non-threaded. Threaded conversations are great for some channel topics, but other more casual channels get too cluttered with multiple threads. I'd prefer to have the flexibility to decide which format I want when I create the channel.

                        87 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Channel owner delete unwanted chat

                          I had a user post to a channel by accident and I would like to remove his comments as an Owner but i cannot.

                          81 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the central administration of Teams

                            Currently an Admin cannot use the Admin app to centrally administer Groups, Planners and Teams. This creates a number of risks for an organisation: 1) unable to manage ownership; 2) unable to manage storage; 3) unable to manage information life cycles. Just to name a few. From a security and compliance point of view a central admin function is highly recommended.

                            75 votes
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                              11 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.

                              74 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Channels visibility

                                See all channels inside a teams in the left panel under the Team's Name

                                55 votes
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                                  14 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Links to the Wiki interface

                                  Add Links to the Wiki interface.

                                  Links to other wiki pages / Sections
                                  Links to other web resources

                                  53 votes
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                                    9 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.

                                    53 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Properly Delete a Channel

                                      When a channel is deleted its activity remains in the Notifications section of the Activity tab and its conversations are visible. Also the ellipsis will allow you to select 'Delete this Channel' (again) and the File tab below the ellipsis shows an 'Unknown Error' message (I'd deleted the SharePoint folder too). When a channel is deleted, everything related to it in the UI should disappear. There is a valid argument to retaining the Files and Notes on SharePoint, to be deleted manually if desired.

                                      44 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Notifications are easily missed

                                        The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one. Slack is currently much better in that sense.

                                        37 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve "add members" to team

                                          You have to add each member one by one in a team. It would be nice if it could be a grouping option to add multiple users with the same type of permissions (as if I insert a list of people with any delimiter, then check for names and click add) or import users from .csv / .xlsx file (users with roles).

                                          33 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thank you so much for this feedback. I was actually sitting with a user yesterday who was struggling to add users to a channel because she was typing in names one by one, which is a normal inclination. I showed her that she can put any distribution list into the field (for example, all@mycompany.com) and it would invite everyone who is on that email address. Try it out and let me know if you have any more questions. I’ve also routed this feedback to design so they can implement a sign or something to show people that they can do this.

                                            Thank you for helping us make Teams awesome!

                                            Sincerely,
                                            Suphatra

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