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.
We're over a month out from "And I’m still waiting on approval to get you a good update about Private Channels. I can say that we ARE working on it, fervently." Can we get an update?
Terry Bell commented
Been radio silent for over a month again. Would be good to at least throw us a bone every couple of weeks to at least give the perception we are not being ignored.
Christo Muller commented
Can you please provide an update on this?
Samuel Weber commented
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Am I right that, looking on https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap, the feature is not even on the roadmap, yet?
When will it be productively available?
I am following this thread for several month in hope of it private channels being delivered. It is disappointing to see that there is no visible progress, nor an indication on possible delivery date. There is no way we could use Teams in our organization w/o this feature. Creating a Team for each group where we need to disseminate information defies the purpose of the product.
URGENT to be able to allow/deny Teams users access to specific channels. Otherwise the Channel and the Team make no big difference if i cannot profile each channel...
Desperately need this. Very inconvenient to have only private or public team-sites. Bringing this down to channels is very desired!!!
Derek Bowen commented
Looking forward to this. The example I would use would be how we would like to use Teams.
We have a school Team, then we would like channels for Admin, Office and School General. If we could make the 3 channels have it's own unique security it would enable us to bring different ways of access all into one interface.
Leon Como commented
The recent vast improvement of private chat serves the purpose of a private channel, seems even better!
Hamza Farouk commented
Is there a release date for this feature?
One month later, any news on that ?
This is very important for us and else we need to duplicate the information across teams as workaround.
I think Microsoft Admin have to respond to all teams user request on this, when will the function ready is important to us, you have your plan in develop, we also have our plan to implement.
It would be extremely beneficial to have private channels. Currently for private work, we can only create additional Teams (leading to too many teams that staff need to be members of), or create group chats (that have reduced functionality).
Further to my suggestion for people to leverage (private) group chats as an alternative to Private channels some good news and some not so good news..
Good news is that you can now quickly/easily share screens from within a teams chat.
Not so good news is that according to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/limits-specifications-teams there is a limit of 20 to the number of people that can be in a chat (I suspect that this number may be easier for Microsoft to increase than it will be to provide a private channel!)
I approved this evolution.
I work on a large project with hundred of people.
Without group and sub group i would flow people under irrelevant data.
Any update? My golly gosh!!!!!!!!!!!11111
My current work around is creating a Team site in SharePoint with permissions by group for each channel. Concerned that once I move this into Teams all the permissions will go away. Having a need for transparency but controlling access is HUGE in business. Creating teams upon teams upon teams adds up and going to one place for collaboration and transparency is lost.