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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.

    2,599 votes
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      256 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

      1,649 votes
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        135 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

        838 votes
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          132 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…

          633 votes
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            48 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.

            586 votes
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              43 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.

              515 votes
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                61 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.

                409 votes
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                  9 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.

                  377 votes
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                    60 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

                  • Recreate deleted channel

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

                    200 votes
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                      planned  ·  25 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.

                      146 votes
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                        13 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.

                        130 votes
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                          26 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.

                          94 votes
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                            13 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.

                            87 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.

                              82 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

                                63 votes
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                                  17 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.

                                  56 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I want a private channel

                                    Currently, teams can create public and private teams, but they also need to have the ability to restrict who can view channels on their private team. This is because teams are created for each project, but there is information that only administrators want to share. Also, since the administrator wants to delete inactive teams and channels, it is not necessary to enter the room, so I want you to visualize it rather than hide it. Thank you for your consideration.

                                    52 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  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.

                                      46 votes
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                                        2 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+).

                                        45 votes
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                                          3 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.

                                          45 votes
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