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)
Hey Microsoft Teams users — I want you to weigh in on new features around channels and group chats. The engineering team and I have put together this survey to find out how you want to see channels improve. You can fill it out here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn
And I’m still waiting on approval to get you a good update about Private Channels. I can say that we ARE working on it, fervently.
Hi, Do we have update on this?
This feature missing is a little awkward.
This is nuts. I’m sitting on a big pile of money waiting to give it to MS for O365, but without knowing this is coming VERY soon, we’re probably going to decide to stay with GSuite and Slack.
I guess a big pile of money to us is mere pennies to Microsoft...
we are "fervently" waiting on this feature, for 2 years, please bring it!
Serkan Varoglu commented
Any update on this?
Hello, have you some news about this feature?
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/users/303870445-suphatra - commented that eta was calendar 2018 - its December now and no update of any use save for "its being worked on" - hard to believe there isnt a more meaningful update available if ms are actually "fervently working on it ?
John K commented
Our company has just started using MSTeams recently and this was the first snag we hit. We have private Teams, but within those teams we need to setup private channels as we have security issues we need to take into consideration.
M J commented
I know that it is already implemented in Beta version, but when we can expect private channels in productions.
Will it be only private channels or several different options of channels?
Great to hear that is getting worked on, it will open many doors for more colaborations cross functional without inviting the members to the "whole" team. looking forward to an update.
Tried to answer the survey and saw that it's closed - I'm guessing that means you received enough feedback, which is great! Can you please post an update on possible ship dates etc?
Ed M commented
Any updates on this?
Please, Please add Private Channels
Will MSFT let this feedback get to 15,000 votes before adding it to their roadmap?
This feature is the one thing holding us back from switching to MS Teams right now.
Any news on this matter?
Please help, we are drowning in the sea of Private Teams
John Pritchard commented
I assume the Company-Invitation allows those who are NOT on the TEAM but you want to invite them to a CHANNEL, but will not be allowed to see other channels of that team. I will be adding my vote to this feature!
Dean McGrath commented
Still nothing on restricting users to particular channels within a team or archiving channels... it is like MS want us to go with third parties like Slack...