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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,…

    3,093 votes
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      330 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hiya again folks.

      I just wanted to write and let you know that I updated the idea to better reflect the vibrant discussion in the community about exactly what a private channel means. It looks like there are five definitions — shout out to user John Black who wrote it out so elegantly. I’ve included that description in the original idea.

      We still have this item under review, and I’m personally interested in seeing if this request is further changed when we release guest access (coming super soon!) this summer. Stay tuned, stay cool, and as always, thanks for your support of Teams.

      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…

      915 votes
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        134 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…

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

          Thanks for your feedback. You submitted this just six weeks ago and brought it to our attention, and we’re happy to report its now complete!

          However, we have some follow up questions for you though:

          1 — We want to improve how people first join Teams. Would you be interested in sharing your experience? Please add to the thread below exactly what your experience was when you first joined Teams and wanted to get started. Where you went, what your instincts were, what you were trying to achieve, etc.

          2 — Would you want to talk to one of our researchers to share your thoughts? If so, sign up here and note “Join a Team” as your research interest. https://1drv.ms/xs/s!AryUNzh1ogZzif8pDcOcx2pW45I87w

          Thanks again for your engagement — you are helping us make Teams better and better!

          Sincerely,
          Suphatra

        • 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.

          620 votes
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            54 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone,

            I know this feature will make migrating to Teams much easier for so many of you - and that’s why its an important feature. We’re having trouble implementing it because it requires access to information and functionality not yet exposed (create teams, channels, write messages, “imitating” real users, etc.). So, we first are working to make this functionality available-namely, providing a “Create Teams” API, which is difficult and complicated, and thus going to take much longer than we anticipated.

            Thus, I am interested in crowdsourcing your creative brains for alternative solutions that could work temporarily while we work on this feature. If you have any ideas or hacks you’ve done to import data from another productivity tool, please share!

            Thanks so much, especially for your support of Teams.

            Sincerely,
            Suphatra

          • 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.

            613 votes
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              89 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I wanted to give you all an update on this.

              So, we have been reviewing this item and we’ve found that its a very difficult to do, given how our product is currently built.

              We are interested in hearing any workarounds you have done in order to meet this need (moving content around), as this may help us think of new ways to solve for this. Please add your thoughts in the reply chain.

              Thanks for your help, and the great ideas.

              Sincerely,
              Suphatra

            • 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.

              523 votes
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                13 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.

                265 votes
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                  36 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Edited!!

                  NOTE THIS IS FOR TEAMS, NOT CHANNELS. I’ll let the team know you’re asking for channels specifically.

                  If you’ve deleted an Office 365 group it’s retained, by default, for a period of 30 days. The group, which we refer to as “soft-deleted” during that period, can be restored by using PowerShell.

                  You can also permanently delete a soft-deleted group if you can’t wait the 30 days for the retention period to expire for the content to be permanently deleted.

                  IMPORTANT: If you use Remove-MsolGroup in PowerShell to delete a group, this will purge the group permanently.

                  When deleting groups in PowerShell it’s best practice to use Remove-AzureADMSGroup to soft-delete the O365 group.
                   
                  Instructions here:
                  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Restore-a-deleted-Office-365-Group-b7c66b59-657a-4e1a-8aa0-8163b1f4eb54?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

                • 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.

                  166 votes
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                    32 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.

                    110 votes
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                      17 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.

                      102 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        94 votes
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                          12 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

                          69 votes
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                            19 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Currently we have Teams defaulted to show you the first (up to five) channels ever created. If you want to add more channels to your left rail view, just click the ellipses next to the channel name and select “Favorite”. When you favorite the channel, it will then be “pinned” to your left rail under that team name.

                            Try that and let me know if that meets your needs!

                            Suphatra

                          • 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.

                            60 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase user limit beyond 999

                              Will need the team user limit to increase well beyond 999 users to support a "team" for company-wide communication, for a very large company (15,000+).

                              57 votes
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                                4 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.

                                54 votes
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                                  2 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.

                                  54 votes
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                                    2 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.

                                    47 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  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).

                                      36 votes
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                                        9 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

                                      • invite someone to contribute to a specific channel as a guest not a member of the team

                                        we're setting up teams, each team creates a specific channel for each project.
                                        We need to invite guests, to allow them to get updates as the project goes on, and to get info from them.
                                        The guests don't need to be part of the team, or to access to other channels whitin the team which invited them.

                                        32 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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…

                                          31 votes
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