Ability to archive channels
Would be nice if we had the ability to archive channels. For example: we created a channel for a specific project. Once the project is complete, we can archive that channel or at least move it out of the primary view. I could see the channel list getting large and clunky quickly with multiple projects many of which are complete.
Also, when a conversation in the channel is complete it should be archived or hidden.
This item remains on the backlog.
It is strongly needed to add those functionality. After couple of weeks There is a chaos in our internal communication we tried to base on Teams
Nicolas Rohde commented
We really would appreciate this feature!
I would like this for my organization as well.
This would be very beneficial to us. When temporary accounts close we no longer need an active channel, but we need the conversation history in case there are future questions or issues.
At the very least the ability to export a conversation to have a record is essential.
Brady Vidovic commented
Either implement this immediately, or turn off the artificial limit of 200 channels / team
This is absolutely critical if one is to use teams for specific chunks of work with a limited lifespan and specific scope (like a specific element of a sprint). Total no-brainer come Teams!!
Apparently AGAT offers a simple solution for this need
I'm working in government and I would like to be able to archive a channel to a word/excel document and export it to data storage for long term storage.
Or something like that.
Eva M commented
This feature is really a no brainer, we use teams that are going to be around for a while and archiving individual channels is a must.
Having the ability to close out/archive information per location is essential for projects. Much needed capability!
I agree, this ability would be very beneficial for us.
Matt T commented
Not having this just gives people in my org another excuse not to migrate to/use Teams
Herschel Salan commented
This shouldn't be on the backlog. It can't be that complicated if you archive a Team but not a Channel. C'mon !
Shagun Kumar commented
Any updates on this? Still in backlog?
Indeed very critical for any organization when moving to Teams
AGAT offers the solution for this problem
Larry Rowe commented
This greatly limits the usability of this tool and makes adoption throughout the organization very difficult. Its great that everyone has access to all the information but most people dont want to keep all this information that has little relevance to them. I feel restricted to whom I would burden with the channel addition. Disappointed! this is so so close to being a good tool.
Jim Scott commented
We are going to need this with the adoption of a single team for most cross team communication so we can archive channels when no longer needed and yet remain searchable for content stored in the archived channel. If you allow the channel to be archived then please do not count it towards the limit of the number of channels supported.
Austin Alkire commented
Was shocked to find out this was not implemented from the beginning.
Is this still on the backlog? This seems like basic functionality that should have been in an initial release..
Miguel T commented
I would be great if we can export the chats too. It is really unbelievable that we can not export a chat. Automatic export to outlook like Skype or Jabber would be great too.