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.
@Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams) - Will this also be available in the GCC? I have a customer with several Agencies that exist in a single tenant. There is a requirement that no agency should be able to see another agency's content.
Rebecca Wallentin commented
Hey, can you please give us an update soon? We expected this to roll out in september. What's happening?
Sam Turner commented
Any update on this guys? Could really do with this feature in our org.
Any update appreciated
Hi there, I just wanted to check back on this post to see if there was an ETA on when the private channels would be available since we just hit the fall. :)
Any update on private channels?
Bob Urag commented
When is this coming out! Really excited. Thanks!
Anirudh A Damani commented
Awaiting an update on the private channels!
I have been using a Private channel for about a month now.
People. Those who haven't heard. Private channels is due to arrive late october / early november.
Eric Redegeld commented
any news on this? school is now going on and this is realy needed
Nick Beard commented
Any update on when this will be rolled out?
Maybe the Teams group works after a modified Gandalf quote: "A feature is never late, nor is it early; it arrives when it is supposed to." :)
Janeann Perkins commented
Thank you Alex! Looking forward to that release! :)
Mattia Libera commented
The private channel feature was planned to be released in September, but it has been delayed to October.
Please provide a certain release data!
It's too easy to change the release date on the roadmap!!!
Please provide a release date.We have been waiting months for channel permissions so Teams can be used org-wide.
Michael Towner commented
Microsoft Ignite is first week of November, I suspect they are holding all updates until the conference
Are you planning to buy Slack, instead?
John Heck commented
How will we know when we have channel security in MS Team?