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  1. Move a project (channel) from one team to another

    We would like to move a project (channel) between groups to keep the information.

    24,236 votes
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    2940 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    15,958 votes
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    878 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Channel only members & guests

    Channel only members enable collaboration with people outside the team in a specific channel, without granting them access to the team itself.  The channel member could be someone in your organization, or external to your organization (guest).

    5,240 votes
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  4. Make public channel private

    It would be nice to convert some of our already established channels to private now the feature is available in the same way it may be desired to de-classify a private channel to public at some point too.

    Currently a channel privacy can only be set during creation.

    5,152 votes
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    569 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! The team has reviewed this request and has added it to our backlog for both Standard (Public) to Private and Private to Standard (Public) channel conversion. We will share an update as soon as it’s available.

  5. Read Only channel

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

    (The request for a Public Announcement channel is complete, since the General channel can be controlled by admins and set to read only)

    4,115 votes
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    100 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    Due to a priority shift this request has slipped to the backlog. I hate to bring bad news. I will continue to provide the feature team your feedback and votes.
    Hopefully this will move back up in the queue soon.

    -Warren

  6. 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…

    3,746 votes
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  7. Convert Private Channel to Public Channel

    Its good that Private channels are introduced in MS Teams. Can we have a option to convert a private channel to public channel.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Bhanu

    2,012 votes
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    161 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! The team has reviewed this request and has added it to our backlog for both Private to Standard (Public) and Standard (Public) to Private channel conversion. We will share an update as soon as it’s available.

  8. When granting access a Security group or Distribution list to a Team. Changes to the security groups/DL does not apply.

    When granting access a Security group or Distribution list to a Team. Changes to the security groups/DL does not apply. If a user leaves the company or if we have new users, it is a manual process to add or remove them from a Team. Since we can select a Security group or Distribution list, changes to either should be reflected on the Team members.

    1,783 votes
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    160 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still working its way through the backlog queue.

    -Warren

  9. 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.

    1,684 votes
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    118 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Shared channels within an organization

    Shared channels within an organization will allow people in different teams to collaborate on a shared project or v-team in the context of their own teams. A channel can be shared across teams in the same organization.

    1,202 votes
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    on the backlog  ·  78 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Shared Channels across organizations

    Shared channels across organizations will allow people in an organization other than yours to collaborate on a shared project or v-team.

    616 votes
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    on the backlog  ·  23 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Public Channels

    Public channels will provide an outbound communication window for a team to engage with everyone in their organization.  These channels are accessible to everyone within the org, without the need to join.

    For instance, we may have a team that is private and deals with network issues. They may want a public channel where they can provide updates to existing issues or answer questions users may have. Otherwise, you may end up with two teams in this instance: a private network team and a public network team.

    511 votes
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    on the backlog  ·  20 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Team directory

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

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

    This request is still working its way through the backlog. Nothing additional to report yet.
    -Warren

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