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.
Anthony Burford commented
This would be a great feature.
Please add this feature.
Tom GL. commented
10872 votes... it should be developed by now :-).
Please make this work, Teams is getting a mess right now without this functionality.
Please add the ability to archive channels!
Juan Carlos commented
We also need this feature. TEAMS is used in my organization to troubleshoot issues. sometimes involving external members (Via email feature to TEAMS link). At the end , the need is to archive all this into our knowledge based system
Kip P. commented
Tired of hiding channels instead of archiving. C'mon Microsoft you can do better. Why not to look at all Slack's functionalities and simply implement low hanging fruits???
Archiving Channels within a team is really needed. Flagging a channel as "Closed" or "Archive" would then automatically store them in a separate section of the Team (like the "Hidden" feature) . Channels within my team are getting quickly cluttered as my team manages a lot of different initiatives. So, please add function ! thanks :-)
Michael DeCamilli commented
Would be nice to simply have a Backup option in addition to Archive and Hide. There are third party resources for backup, however, this should be a built-in function (third party can provide extension to base backup). Backup would also allow Export/Import.
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!!
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.