Nested Teams and subchannels
Could it be possible to create teams within teams. For example, we have a Development Team at our company which consists of two sub-teams, tech support team and project team.
I’d love to be able to have a “home” top-level channel for my project team, and then have sub-channels for each project that we are working on.
This request has been reviewed and declined by the feature team.
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Glenn Cochran commented
I don't know how MSFT expects us to "eliminate" email via teams collab, and then force a single hierarchy, but want to keep history for searching purposes. The team channel list will become insanely long, or just get deleted.
Ellen Andreason commented
I would also like to be able to have a “home” top-level channel for my project team, and then have sub-channels for each project that we are working on.
Gretel Rozario commented
This is a big need for us - Were using Team to start conversations and collaborate on specific deliverables within a project. Not only that, the team have specific needs to collaborate with different project members based on the deliverables, so sub-channels would help us be very organized.
Eric Heinen commented
This declination absolutely needs to be rethought:
We are using Teams in a school environment...
- 1 Team = 1 class with about 8-15 teachers (added as owners) and 15-29 students (added as members)
- every teacher creates 1 channel for his subject
There is no need for every teacher to see my channel, my files and ongoing discussions.
There should/must be a way to exclude members or owners from specific channels, even if they are members of the team...
Furthermore, especially for education purposes, their should be a possibilty to create a "teachers-only" channel, which in our case would simply be an "owners-only" channel.
John Bowe commented
A bit of a concern to me that there is no response to any of the posts since the original declination.
Dan Huber commented
Hi @Warren - can you provide some reasons why Sub-Channels or Sub-Teams was denied as a feature enhancement? As others have called out, it would be good to understand the Product Teams position on this request and if workarounds are available.
Laura Finnimore commented
Ditto, Trina Sparnell!
Trina Sparnell commented
Voiced as a needed improvement to be a more versatile and functional tool, the request for re-consideration seems reasonable, since you have a huge reach out for explanation of the decline at least including offering alternative resources here.
I can see that with could be very helpful for us.
Stephanie Addison commented
Huge need for this in our company !
Please reconsider. Not sure why this would have been declined, it seems like a really useful feature that many people want.
sub channels or nested teams are needed. Please reconsider. Think about the IT Team... most are going to consist of a Network Team, Web Team, Help Desk, Infrastructure Team, ERP Team. Those teams need channels as well. example: Web Team might have Design, Current Issues, Requests, and other channels to help folks find stuff quicker. These are all very common.
Nathaniel Lowman commented
+1k for Tree Structure! Or at least nested channels... We have a huge need for this, and I imagine others do too.
The same team tends to work on projects for multiple clients (often with clients having multiple projects). Creating a new team for each client or project isn't logical, as it would always essentially include the same people.
Please -strongly- reconsider.
At the very least, I want an ability to group my teams together into categories. It's not super necessary for the parent level to have all of the bells and whistles but just a way for some housekeeping that keeps everything more "eye-friendly". We have 192 teams. And the teams are really grouped into 4 different categories of projects.
Bob L. commented
sub-channels would be great, for now I just use folders with subfolders as a work around.
Wojciech Stachnik commented
This feature would be very helpful, reconsider to add it in future
In our Company there is a huge need for that
Yevgeniy Kruglov commented
+1 any information when this feature will be available?
We really needed
David Paschen commented
+1 for sub-channels. We have a huge demand for this.
Beeing part in hunderts of subteams (each with different rights and guests) is not controllable without a tree structure or similiar.