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.
Chris Smith commented
Ability to import all users from main team site to a private channel in one click.
I have a teams site with 200 guests, I'd like to create a private channel with all guests and then create private channels with a few removed from that group.
Currently I have to add all guests manually.
Paul Mitchell commented
Are we expecting an announcement at Ignite 2019?
Checking in. Our company is also anxious for this private channel feature in TEAMS. I see that Private Channel is in Preview and is expected to release to public later this Fall. Can we get a target date for roll-out to everyone?
Checking in. Have been desperately awaiting this functionality for a long time. Our company continues to encourage the use of Teams, but the adoption has been slow and sporadic when trying to use it on a project with multiple audiences. Creating a separate Team for each audience on the same project is clunky to say the least. I believe we will gain immediate traction when one Team can contain many channels with their own audiences.
Helena Cordesius commented
Please update us on the progress and give us a new date for when to expect this launch. It would be the very basic professional approach to manage your customer relationship in this case.
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.