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.
Just going to say, "Slack" has this ability already. This should have been core functionality from the start.
Florin Robete commented
Same thoughts as Steven Hibble - "We either need this or the channel limit to be removed. Hopefully both. Otherwise we'll need to make multiple teams with all the same members"
Any chance of getting this on an upcoming release? Looks like a lot of customers want this!
Steven Hibble commented
We either need this or the channel limit to be removed. Hopefully both. Otherwise we'll need to make multiple teams with all the same members...
Nikolaus Brocke commented
this is a must. I wonder how big companies do it. Probably they don't choose Teams because of this issue. All communication should be able to archived on own hardware.
This seems like a basic function. Please add!
Not only that, but there should be feature parity with Slack on this; there should be an option to archive and recreate private teams and channels when adding a new member that perhaps should not see the entire history. e.g., a management team chat where you promote someone; now you have to be careful not to use Teams to discuss that process because the promoted person may end up with access to all of that history.
Come on, Microsoft! Users are crying out for the BASICS. What could take precedent over that?!
HARITHA SAMA commented
Requirement for our org.
Why is this such a hard thing? We have a eventteam an plan every event in a seperate channel. There is no other sensible solution to do this. We need to archive them for recurring events and about the channel limit.
Alternatively, channel export would be an option, or move to other teams (archive team for every year for example)
Otherwise Teams and the whole office 365 are useless for us!
I'm not sure who decided that "Add more/custom emoji/memes/gifs/reactions" (which has 15k votes) was higher priority for you to work on than the ability to Archive a Channel (which currently has over 18k votes). That decision is borderline negligent. Archiving a channel should be considered a basic and standard functionality, especially if you will continue to limit the total number of Channels allowed in a team. We can't start deleting channels, as we need to preserve that data. This is a huge problem for us (and obviously many others)
Feature is a requirement. We want to use teams for incident management, which means one channel per incident. Without that feature, Teams is useless on this regard.
KLjobs jobs commented
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
Absolutely right the channel list gets large and clunky without the ability to archive or move channels. Please update when this feature will be added I am loosing support from Team members who can't find what they want and turning back to email
Bradley S commented
We could use this...
Dennis T commented
Can this idea be split into the following two ideas?
* Archive a channel
* Archive a conversation
My vote is only for archiving a channel.
How is this not implemented yet?