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, must be invited)
- Secret (invisible to everyone except existing members, must be invited)
We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
2000 comments, 25000 votes and 3 months without any updates from Microsoft...
Max Wong commented
knock knock? Any update.
First Comment was in 2016 and now almost end of 2019 it is not done, i don't know why i check this everyday.
I appreciate much the effort they are doing to bring it to Teams, but it is a must and needed option in Teams.
Really hope to have it before end of this year.
Hello, is there any progress on the private channel rollout?
Microsoft has been promising this for 3yrs now and hasnt delivered why would one think because they said it would be delivered in October this would actually happen? Wait dont think they mentioned the year... 2020 maybe?
Hello, can you tell me the exact date of publication of the private channel?
Thank you so much!
promising this feature for one month now. management is going to kill me.
We need it badly! Any news?
Erwin Suwitoandojo commented
Any updates on this?
Cyril V Darmouni commented
We’re well into Fall ... where are the private channels??
Stefanie Sullivan commented
Great! Release this now :)
Is there any update on this? thank you
Rita Santelli commented
Without this option, I am having trouble using Teams for big projects. Please make this available asap.
Rick Sconbergg commented
Will look to Teams as a go to, if deployed in the near future. Otherwise, looking to other alternatives with more features.
I've been trying Private channels but don't have the ability to add apps like Planner or Polly. Is that on the works for this first release?
Laban Källgren commented
We have need for this feature in our organization, I am looking forward to when it will be launched!
Can we access any material about the impacts of Private channels - eg on sharepoint file permiations, existing links sent to people, what the defaut setting be, does the parent team inherit the highest setting, can we change general etc. We would like some facts for our user and training commuications about the behaviours
Please get this done!!!!
It's a basic necessity
Laura Miller commented
Any update on Private Channels...like an exact roll out date in October?? Waiting with baited breath...