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)
This feature is still actively being worked upon. I’ll let you know as we get closer to release.
Mergim Esati commented
This is bloody mandatory to us. We have more than 4000 users, we'd appreciate having this feature as soon as possible.
Our Development team is migrating to Teams from Hipchat and they are facing multiple challenges as individual chats have a limit of 20 participants. They really need Private Chats.
I need it also ASAP.
I have a team, where you can find the devs and the stakeholders of that project. I want to create a private channel within this group, in order to be able to store all the outputs of our Retro sessions.
Vittorio D'Alessandro commented
Teams is a great tool, i use Slack instead having office 365 just for not having this feature. Update ASAP!
When can we expect this feature rollout?
It's been in the works for well over 365 days now... Please work faster. Document and channel permissions is definitely needed for a lot of companies!
awesome. If you want to see how this feature will replace my One Note UI, please reach out to me
Thanks Warren for the update
Anthony Marc commented
Is there an ETA on when this will be released? When Microsoft visited my organization earlier this year we were told it was in the works for a 2018 release. We were actually told it would be a Q2 thing, but clearly excluding members of the Team from specific Channels is not yet available. This is impacting adoption in my organization and it is very much looked forward to. Any update on release ETA would be greatly appreciated.
Rather than adding bots and integrations this feature needs to be nailed, in my personal view this and the external access were the two main reason for not recommending this to our customers, as I do not want my customers who are using Slack to move and suffer a "downgrade"
Could you please give us a date for release? your partners and users have constantly requested this. In fact it is the most requested feature by a country mile
Teams could be great with this feature. It has been requested by many since 2016. Will we ever see it? If there are fundamental problems please tell us. It is an essential feature for using Teams as central communication and file access tool. Differentiated permissions as in traditional SharePoint are important too.
Wasn't this supposed to be launched during first quarter if 2018? What happened?
This would be very good. At the moment we have problems in bigger Teams because we can not create private channels.
Luke Anderson commented
Another critical feature for our company. Need to see fewer "Working on its" in the less requested features and more speed/clarity on the top 3
Scott Pavkovich commented
This would be very helpful for my org.
I figured out a workaround.
Needs to happen to take Teams to the next level. We can't take them beyond the small team realm until it does.
What is the latest, such an important feature for our organisation.
Adam Raymond commented
Much needed. We can’t move off of Slack without it. We’d have to set up 3 or more private teams per actual team in order to use it as it is now, which is confusing and not feasible.
An absolute need