Ability to see who is in a channel
Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature
This feature is now released to the general public.
See details here: https://support.microsoft.com/office/show-channel-info-in-teams-61c3319d-a2c0-4b60-99b9-3226b9e248f9.
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Rob Hannaford commented
Any update on this. Could really do with this feature since it's stopping a lot of users wanting to use this chat software rather than slack.
Mitch Ward commented
Come on guys, this isn't rocket science, metrics on usage is critical to managing a community...
It would be a great help with connectedness for teams that work remotely.
Have there been any developments on this particular feature? It's a major block on our organization's plans to move to Teams full time. Our frontline staff view it as a necessity for the chat platform.
Would be nice to be able to sort Members and guests by Active status
We are deciding if we are going to move away from Cisco Jabber. The feature asked for would be an excellent bump in our decision.
How come this was not in the original release that is one of the most basic option...know who you are talking with...painful return to Microsoft Tools...this one not helping...10 years have passed same basing things not there or working...i was so hopeful...
I am also wondering when this feature will be available. It is a basic feature of other messaging apps and in my opinion one of the most useful. Not having a single list to quickly check status and contact people accordingly is a major setback for us. Please provide an update
Austin Lee commented
Discord has a nice feature of showing who is online, and even sorting people by certain tags. Without leaving the Chat Channel.
Would be nice to have that feature in Teams as well.
In Skype for Business you can see the participants of a channel. Being able to see who is in a channel with you is BASIC chat functionality. Why is this still not available in Teams?
why not just add a shortcut: suggestion: when in a channel click CTRL+M and get to the same list that currently takes 2 clicks (click dots, then click members)
Currently, it requires multiple steps (click 3 dots, click manage team)
or better, make a link like in Skype for Business (isn't MS Teams replacing it?), just add a link that says "# participants" and you can click it to see the full list.
I am not sure I understand the request or maybe it's a miss labeling of "Manage Team" and it should be "View Team". If I go to a Team and click on the... then Manage Team, it shows who the owners are and the Members and guests, and their status. If I am a member only and click Add member, it prompts me to contact the admin.
If I am in a channel and want to be sure certain users are aware of something I post, I @ them.
definitely needed for channels, at a glance I currently cannot see who is online and receiving my messages, basic functionality...
Isn't this an absolutely basic feature?
When I think about posting to a team and can't see who is in it, my automatic reaction is to say forget this and send an email instead... as I need to know that certain people will get it.
I would personally feel pretty sheepish if I developed or was responsible for a tool that was missing something so basic and important...
Alex Torma commented
Hey Alex, any update on when this very fundamental and basic feature of a chat platform will be implemented?
Until then, I'm really not comfortable using any "Teams" in MSTeams and stick strictly to messaging people directly.
Nathon Fowlie commented
Hi Alex, any idea when this feature will be implemented? Three years seems like enough time to evaluate and decide whether it's worth adding to the roadmap. It's quite humourous that a tool written specifically to allow people to collaborate, doesn't let you know who's in the room with you.
@Alex - Yeah, when can we expect this very basic feature?
@Alex - When?
Glad to hear, this is so BASIC, I need this ASAP. Otherwise, I may as well just email people.
Unbelievable that this is a missing feature especially when Microsoft has forced us as a company to "upgrade" to Microsoft Teams without any notice. And this is supposed to be the replacement to SfB? Really?? As an IT professional I'm getting so tired of the ****-show that is Microsoft. I'm ready to ditch MS completely and start working with Linus, AWS, Google, Slack, and others. (Note that this is me trying to be nice and not curse up and down).