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  1. Share a channel between teams

    I like the default compartmentalisation of Teams. However quite often, I'd like to have 1 'public front' of my team towards the other teams.

    The only option for this seems to be to have a Team "Everyone", and create a separate channel per team again. But this then splits the discussion unnecessarily between teams.

    Ideally, I'd like to take a team channel, and share it with all the other teams.

    297 votes
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      33 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

      This feature request is still on the backlog. I’m waiting to hear more that I can share.
      -Warren

    • 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.

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      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…

      274 votes
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        25 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Warren responded

        This feature request is still be reviewed by the feature team. No additional details are available at this time.

        -Warren

      • Channel Limit (Increase beyond 200 limit)

        We have run into a situation on a team, let's call it "Vendors" where we post data on vendors that we use. We set up a channel for each vendor but have "reached the limit" on the number of channels in a team. Is this something that can be controlled through an admin panel or is there another way to increase/remove the limit.

        272 votes
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          79 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          partially done  ·  Warren responded

          As mentioned in the prior status, the channel limit was raised from 100 to 200.

          In the near future a retention limit will be set so you can still go back and reinstate a channel you had deleted. Once the retention period has expired then the channel will get a hard delete which will free up the space and no longer count toward the 200 channel limit.

          This will help with some of the issues you have voiced in the comments below.
          But I understand many of you wish the limit to be further increased. I will continue to provide your votes and comments to the feature team.

          -Warren

        • Alphabetical sort option for Teams

          Please consider including an option for viewing the teams in alphabetical order. Ideally, there should be a "Default" view which sorts all the teams in ascending order (A-Z) and an option to sort the teams based on most recent activity. Of course, this feature should also be pushed to the mobile app as well.

          256 votes
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            38 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled = true when created from Teams?

            A recent update has changed -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled from default false to default true when Office 365 group is created by Teams. I would like an option for the user who creates the team to set this value upon creation. Our users need to use the O365 group as well as the team created in Teams. With this value set to true they cannot use the email functionality of the O365 group unless I use powershell to change the value every time someone creates a new team in Teams.

            This post was created because of a suggestion from support and the information…

            240 votes
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              16 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.

              240 votes
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                37 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                try this instead  ·  Warren responded

                Updating the status to “Try this instead” and have added the clarification that after 30 days the name is once again available.

                The reason for this decision was that Channels can be restored 30 days after being deleted. During this time, we intentionally don’t support creating a channel with the same name. After the 30 days, the name is available.

                You can workaround this by restoring a deleted channel, renaming it, and then deleting the channel again. The previous name is then available for use.

                This workaround has already been mentioned in the comments and if an immediate reuse of a Channel Name is required, this is the recommended solution.
                -Warren

              • Allow Group Chats to be Converted into a Team Channel

                There are times when people start a conversation as a chat with a few people, and the chat gathers momentum and eventually becomes a regular chat room. It would be great to be able to convert a private chat into a Team Channel. The way it could work is, if the members of the chat are all part of the same team, you have a function where you can select that team from a dropdown list, and "Convert to Team Channel". The private chat would become a permanent team, and all previous chat history would be retained in the newly…

                229 votes
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                  44 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Channel Groups

                  Add the functionality create channel groups. This feature would add much more clarity in big teams with many channels.

                  Example:

                  Team Test

                  Channel 1
                  Channel 2
                  Channel Group (Development) [Collapsible]
                  -> Channel XYZ
                  -> Work
                  -> etc..

                  218 votes
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                    20 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    declined  ·  Warren responded

                    I hate to bear bad news but this feature request has been declined by the feature team.

                    -Warren

                  • Multiple Teams windows open at once

                    I want to have two or more Teams windows open at the same time, but the desktop version doesn't to that.

                    214 votes
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                      22 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Export your conversations to a document.

                      it would nice to have the feature to export your conversation to a document such as a word document or excel or to a file alike. this would be Handy if you need to send out the conversations to someone who you would not normally have apart of your team. this would save time and make it more user friendly. Also it will give the opportunity to store the conversation easily in a nother file

                      212 votes
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                        32 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Renaming a Microsoft Team

                        Currently when you rename a Microsoft Team it changes the display name to the new team name however on the backend in Exchange the old email address and alias remain, and a new email address with the new team name does not get created. When a Microsoft Team gets renamed it would be nice if a new email address and alias get assigned, and the old email address get shifted to a secondary alias.

                        183 votes
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                          16 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Import Groups & Contacts from Skype for Business

                          With the integration of Skype's features in Microsoft Teams, is there a way to export/import your Contacts and Groups from Skype into Microsoft Teams?

                          For someone that has been using Teams for over a year now, this would be very useful tool.

                          As to perform this task of creating Groups, adding the people to them both internal and external manually would take several hours.

                          Let me know if I can assist.

                          178 votes
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                            22 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Embed channel in a sharepoint page through a webpart or Embed Code

                            We can pin a sharepoint as a tab, which is great. But when we are in the SharePoint UI, it seems there are no way to surface current conversations occuring in a specific channel of the team.

                            The suggestion is in conclusion to have like a "Microsoft Team webpart" for SharePoint, or a way to embed a channel in a sharepoint page

                            158 votes
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                              16 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

                              146 votes
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                                58 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                try this instead  ·  Suphatra responded

                                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

                              • Sort / Order Channels

                                I would like to be able to order or arrange the channels as they are listed under my team. We can order tabs within a channel, but not channels under a team.

                                144 votes
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                                  11 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a Microsoft Team based on a Office 365 Group created in Yammer

                                  Office 365 Groups is supposed to be a single definition for a Group across all Office 365 services. However, Microsoft Teams cannot be based on Office 365 Groups created in Yammer. Please fix this so that Yammer Groups and Microsoft Teams are more tightly integrated. Fragmentation of Office 365 Groups will result otherwise.

                                  133 votes
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                                    30 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Most recent conversations/replies on top.

                                    I'd like most recent conversations/replies on top. Scrolling to the bottom to see the newest replies is a terrible experience.

                                    132 votes
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                                      13 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • View Followers of a Channel

                                      For large teams and channels, I would like to see who actually is following a channel.
                                      So when I going to write a new post, I can decide if I explicitly mention someone, or not, based on set of persons following the channel.

                                      124 votes
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                                        7 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).

                                        124 votes
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                                          39 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

                                          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

                                        • Display the description of the team and channels

                                          Every team and channel has a description that can be entered, yet there doesn't seem to be any way to see that description unless you can edit. How about making the description visible under the title in the right window? Maybe even a setting that allows me to make descriptions visible or not (on/off switch).

                                          121 votes
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