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.
Rob Robelo commented
Any update on this over the last 4.5 months? come on Microsoft...
Eddie Caballero commented
Any update on this feature? Private channels would be a great feature and much demanded feature by our users.
Joe M commented
I am in the process of rolling out Teams company wide. We want to make a team for each customer and a channel for each product. We need to restrict access to the channels to certain external clients in each group. Please fix this!
Any update on when this will go live - its surely and essential feature that is missing and needs implementing ASAP?
looking forward to getting a private channel to a teams.
For all those who just stumbled upon this, take your business elsewhere. Microsoft does not care about this feature. We are very quickly nearing the 3 year mark for this request, with it nowhere to be found on the roadmap.
We are looking for an update as well. Having private channels would help immensely in organizing our multiple projects for clients. Our number one reason for having the ability to restrict members by Channel is we have team members all over the country in affiliate offices that work on projects for our clients. The client is the Team and the Channels are the projects. Each project requires a different skill set so we would use different people from our affiliate offices for each project. We would not want "Channel Members" to see other Channels.
Brian Segall commented
do you have an estimate when this will happen? Its the difference between my company using this platform or not.
Clive Newton commented
I need private channels to replicate private discussion groups in an educational context. Discussion groups are assessed and so any one discussion needs to be confidential to that group - and the same for the other members of any other given group. But, as course tutor, I need to be able to dip in and out of all the discussion (channels) groups. If we don't have confidentiality, we can't use channels for assessed work.
Sujatha Jothi commented
We would like to know the latest updates on this feature.
Thomas Leuthel commented
Can anyone from Microsoft give a statement/update on this topic? What's the timeline? It's also a mandatory feature for our company to start using Teams.
The whole integration of office365 with Teams won’t work for us unless this feature is available. We will stick with Slack and Google suite of apps. By the time Microsoft Teams actually support this feature, we will so entrenched it will be hard to leave slack.
Could you please , release function stop inherit permission in channel Microsoft team.
faisal azhar commented
is there any updates on these features ?
Bill Tait commented
Alex you've been 'working on' this for much more than 12 months. Is is actually coming or can we move on?
15004214035231418519 years later.
Ryan Housand commented
Quick turn around on this one... :)
Paula Wagner commented
Hello - it's been a few months since the latest update. My team is working on a transition to using teams but this feature is absolutely necessary for our business needs. Is there a targeted timeline for the launch of private channels?
Can we please get a status update ?
Wayne F. Kaskie commented
Can someone provide an update on this? To echo a comment below, I have a large team (not the entire organization, but several hundred people) that won't adopt the tool without private channels.