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)
Hey Microsoft Teams users — I want you to weigh in on new features around channels and group chats. The engineering team and I have put together this survey to find out how you want to see channels improve. You can fill it out here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn
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.
Any further update on this one? We're hanging out for private teams!
I saw you giving us an update on October 18, saying that you did not have a firm ETA. Do you know more detailed information now? :)
December on track? 3 more days! We're excited!
Can we know when this feature will be available? Can it be done by January ?
Any update with this one? Why is the development time so long?!?!
Any update available? Getting resistance of acceptance of the TEAMS concept, primarily because of this item.
Why Microsoft Team ignore to reply about when the feature will be available ?
yes, we need this feature !!!
Surely we're getting close. By Christmas?
While this is not going to be available next month, is there any indication when it will be ready? Are we looking at January, or towards the end of next year?
I also agree that private channel are the key for Microsoft Teams to rivals Slack. We already start using Teams but a bit annoying since all the private conversation in channel can be viewed by all the people in the same Teams. Please push this feature out ASAP!
Joining the chorus. We need this!
Phuong Tran commented
I am looking forward to hearing about this
Anything? It'd be great to just hear a tiny update :)
Update please? On the grapevine I heard before 2018...
Although that's only given 14 months development time since MS announced they were working on it...
Jussi Sivonen commented
Is there a reason why this feature is not on the Office 365 Roadmap - even tho you're "Working on it"?
Phil Maynard commented
Please make the default experience that those favouriting the channel and specifically invited people are the only ones to receive the invite in their inbox. This is currently causing problems with larger teams where there are separate channel meetings being scheduled. Scheduling private meetings outside the Team space is not an option. Also agree that the functionality to specifically invite teams or channels to a meeting would be a good work around option - as long as they were the only ones to get the invite!
Evan Overby commented
Is there an update on the estimated time to get this implemented?
David Gibson commented
I have a private team for a group in leadership aka management. We have a channel for a project. I need to add a staff member to the channel, but not the entire group.
this is the one feature keeping my company from using Teams and sticking with Slack.