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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)

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      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would not have moved to TEAMS if I understood this would never be made available. Microsoft really needs to stop promising what they will not deliver.

      • Kim Fiva commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our self and our customers are now pushing for slack, holding of 3000 users with no progress, no information or the fact that it is not on the official roadmap is getting harder by the minute..

        We also need the external invite to one channel option bad, with that we will recruit a massive amount of new users to Teams and Office 365

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously guys. 2.5 years. This is the #1 request. Surprise us with a minimum viable product (secret, invite only would be it). You can add stuff to it later. Or open up a beta. I'm getting massive pressure to deploy Slack.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This, but also the ability to be able to add external members to only a specific channel. I don’t want a new Team because of the purpose of what could be a single channel requires the addition of a couple extra members (external or internal)

      • Pieter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Jeroen Demulder: that's one request too many :-) Just make sure you got your security-model and governance straight.

      • Rob Saddler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This thread is now 2 yrs 4 months old and looking at the admin replies it is in a constant state of "we are working on this feature".

        Can admin please provide an honest and realistic assessment of when this is likely to drop or simply tell us that it is infeasible/prohibitively expensive etc due to some architectural constraint/better way of doing it etc?

        Please stop with the politician's answers.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "This is still actively being worked upon. We’re still aiming for early this calendar year (2018) if development and testing go well.

        I hope to have more details to share soon.

        -Warren"

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are waiting since a year now for this feature to really deploy Teams. We definitely need a roadmap or we need to move to another tool before scaling up. indefinitely waiting is no option. What is happening here? Is that management Incapacity to deliver the most requested feature? Or are there fundamental technical problems in the architecture of Teams? Please deliver reliable information.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It’s disappointing to see so many people desperate and yet the only real update since aug 2017 is “we are working on it”
        It would be far more welcomed if there more detail in the answer and share the view on a realistic time frame. 17,608 people want this and yet have been waiting a painful amount of time.
        If it’s not going to be until 2020,2021, just tell us...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We've got an all employees Teams page but there's something we don't want to share with all....so weird it can't be (natively!) done.

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