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.
We deal with regulatory auditors that may require to see channels that we need to archive just to keep Teams manageable. Without the ability to archive channels, we may not be able to fully deploy Teams to the whole company. Perhaps we need to look at a different solution.
Backlogged for over a year now without update. Teams is out of control without this. How about an update @admin.
Kyle Dixon commented
Archiving at the very basic need is removing it from the normal view for all standard users. Surely there's a simple way to do this without a massive development effort with your thousands of engineers at Microsoft?
How about a simple ability to move a channel to an Archive team which has stripped permissions so only Admins can see?
This is a no brainer. Have a look at how Slack manages this if you need inspiration.
Christopher Lloyd-Jones commented
This is so badly needed now.
This is long overdue. We really need a way to minimize channels that we do not want to fully remove, but clear out of all member's list.
Here is a solution for this - It can move, merge, copy, archive and export channels
In addition, can change channels from private to public and vice versa
Also available in Microsoft Appsource
19000 votes and a year on the backlog. Surely this meets the requirements to get it moving along? Such a useful if not necessary feature.
The ability to archive a channel so that it is read only by those who had access would be much appreciated. An archived channel or deleted shouldn't count towards the 200 limit. A few companies are using channels for project communications, which would be used up quickly with a 200 limit.
Karen Kemppainen commented
Please add this feature. Its very important!
This needs to get off the backlog soon. Every app developed today—even a simple one—has some kind of basic hiding/archiving functionality.
Darrell Mee commented
We now have teams with a large amount of old channels that we need to have archived.
We really need this feature urgently!
Since we moved from Basecamp to Teams, we can no longer archive our projects to look up later. Too many projects open at the same time make everything confusing.
Supreme Animation commented
one Solution is
Remove all the members from the channel.
and then Hide it
It will not show up to others and will stay with you in Hidden Channels
Taylor Montgomery commented
Hello, just curious if there was any update on this? Thank you.
Vivek Malik commented
Hi, Any update on this?
Hi, Any update on this?
Naimesh Shah commented
@Alex -- Any word on this? Please provide an update.
@Alex it's been a year now. Could this get looked at?