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.
Any updates on the ETA for this feature? I have two companies interested in it and right now the work around is separate teams. This is causing a bit of a pain to manage. We wanted to have 1 team per end client.
Has anyone gotten this yet? They said it will come out in September and we're almost halfway through...
Is it at a level where users can participate in testing?
Morten Danielsen commented
HI. Is there any update on the release for this feature?
Bruce Sarte commented
Would love to see this feature!!
Hi Teams' team, any estimate about when will this be released?
Holy **** when is this coming! Your update is 2 months old..After being in development for 2yrs (Which I do not know how is humanely possible with all the brains working there)...This feature needs to be live NOW.
Jaushan Singh commented
Hi @Alex - is there a Pilot/Beta planned for this feature?
Michelle Holbrook commented
Any update on this go live date - you said fall - thank you this is a much needed item.
Carl-David Johansson commented
When is the release of this function? The pilot must be scheduled so you can present a preliminary date for launch. The sooner the better of course...
Petter Johansson commented
Any update @Alex?
Any new updates? Is preview going well? Is the timeline for Fall still good?
Jürg H. Hilgarth commented
Good to hear that rescue is under construction. Since MS Teams is very popular in our compnay and went viral immediately when introduced this year we are drowning in MS Teams. Supporting Private Channels is an absolute must have!
Henry Royan commented
Hi - Are there any updates on this, or a Microsoft Blog that I can follow? Would it be possible to request our organisation is added to the private beta? - Thanks.
This is a key functionality for us for all our projects. We need it asap if we want to work in MS Teams. This is the one major functionality why many are opposed to using MS Teams.
This should have been implemented from the get go! You cannot expect corporations to use this product without security equivalent to Slack. Channels need to have separate permission / grouping.
When is the release????
We need this asap. We have partially rolled out teams to our organization but are unable to go any further without this feature!