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)
This feature is still actively being worked upon. I’ll let you know as we get closer to release.
Rick Bailey commented
Add the ability to change permissions on channels within a team
Isaac Chua commented
Please make this optional, because we believe in communication transparency and so it goes against our values for anyone to create private channels. If there are non-disclosure issues, we would limit the communication to the relevant team(s), and thus there isn't a need for this in the first place.
It is good to have channels that are not linked to Groups. Sometimes (many times) we need to have a place to discuss things with a group of people not necessarily sharing other resources like files and calendar. For instance, we could have a channel to post things for sale - this does not warrant creation of a O365 group (especially at work).
Critical to have.
Martin Müller commented
I actually like that the provisioning for access is done on group level for a team as this is consistent with the rest of Office 365. Once a member is added to a group I don't want to think about all the other places I need to invite him/her so they can access what they need to.
For me keeping channels public and provision access on group / team level is perfect!
The reason we wont adopt Slack is for this reason. Admins should be allowed to turn Private channels on or off until Teams is supported by the MS compliance tools.
Arden Shackelford commented
This would be lovely to have, especially for some leadership type channels.