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)
Hi Everyone – thank you for your patience. As was commented by someone below, Suphatra is no longer at Microsoft, but rest assured we are working on this feature.
Daniel Lecoq commented
My company is waiting for this feature. Private channel is a significant change for our organisation. This is more than a wish.
Any word? We are dyin' here!
Bill R commented
It's not been over 4 months since the last update on a feature that should have been included day one. It's not even on the roadmap https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Teams%2CIn%20development#owRoadmapMainContent
This is ludicrous.
Not to pile on, but I posted to this suggestion a long time ago etc etc. Just so MS knows how this works in real life, as an educational institution there is exactly zero chance of a feature drop being of any use to us after mid August. Once the year is rolling it is impossible to change practice for anyone. It has been disappointing waiting for this while internally my team has been using slack effectively for several years.
This is a HUGE feature gap. Please move this to the top of your priority list and implement it ASAP.
David Osborne commented
Please could Private Channels be added to the Teams roadmap so we can know when to expect it?
Markus Espeter (makkus) commented
Any news on this?
OMG can't believe Microsoft took 2 years and still not have the function....
This is a major requirement for us, to allow people into channels but not have full access to every other channel in the Team
This is the top requested update for Teams, what is the latest update?
Vinicius Fonseca commented
More than 4 months since we heard anything about this, anyone that can give us an update?? :-|
Ted Theodoropoulos commented
It's been 4.5 months since the last update on this. Could we get an idea of a timeline for this feature?
Please share more information with us! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36063967-share-more-information-with-us-please
Heike Theim commented
Any news about this? How long do we have to wait? Is there a hope for 2019????
Thomas Legrand commented
Have you some news about these features?
L White commented
The absence of private channels has killed Teams adoption in our company. Pity.
I recently attended a MS Teams immersion session where Private Channels were demonstrated. I've been told MS is testing internally and they are coming soon. Not soon enough! :)