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.
MSFT, please prioritize. This is 5 year old request and in top 10 list of wanted features.
The ability to archive full teams is great. The fact that we cannot archive individual channels is hampering the usefulness of this tool, however. Seems a pretty popular issue judging from the votes. Would bring Teams into better feature parity with competitors and significantly improve the customer experience.
It would be great to see an update from Microsoft on why this remains languishing in the backlog. Is it all about storage space?
Estudios Katz 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
Manuel Lorente commented
Still in backlog? We are starting to have issues with this feature.
Michelle Rollo commented
Would be great to not only be able to archive a channel but have some way to save or reassign a channel owner if someone leaves an organization. We recently lost a channel owned by someone who left and the account was deleted after inactivity.
Status update please
Any news? We really need possibility to cancel chats definitively.
Any update to this one?
This feature is absolutely essential!
Any updates ? Missing this functionality.
This would be a great improvement to Teams. With working remotely for almost a year and based on still managing COVID it will be that way for a while. Teams has become our main forum communicate and to organize our project communications. The Channels have become extremely large and communications are harder to find so if I were to ask for anything to improve it would be the ability to hide or archive communication threads. I think it important to be able to go back to them for a reference as needed based on content so deleting is not an option for us. I look forward to this in the near future I hope. Thank you
Will this make it into development before its Birthday?
This should be prioritized and will vastly improve channel functionality.
Mark Bradford commented
Really surprised to discover this is not a feature. Seems like such a basic ask. Please deliver this!
Just voted for this one. 17,680 people can not be all wrong I think ;).
With Covid19 our use of Teams has intensified and we're really reaching the limits of our channel list.
Removing a channel has too much impact. All it has to do is not appear in the channel list but be discoverable when you need to dig up something from the past.
This needs to be prioritized.
Chris Conley commented
Any update on this?
We NEED this! So many executives are going into old chats from meetings and replying, stirs up all kinds of confusion.
Miller Lowe commented
Seriously? We can't archive channels? Come on Microsoft.