Move conversations to different channels
If a conversation is started in one channel but gains importance to the point where the conversation deserves its own channel. Or a conversation was started in the wrong channel and needs to be moved
if you have an existing post that you want to show in a different channel, you can edit the message and cross-post. This will add the top-level post to the different channel, but will not include the full set of replies. We will keep this request in mind as we evolve the cross-posting feature in the future and update if the status changes.
Details on cross posting can be found here: https://support.office.com/article/cross-post-a-channel-conversation-in-teams-9c1252a3-67ef-498e-a7c1-dd7147b3d295.
Matthew Doucette commented
Can we downvote the "try this instead" solution? We want to make sure it is not labelled as a working solution.
Matthew Doucette commented
Cross posting "try this instead" solution does not work when you are moderating other people's posts.
Robert Birdsey commented
Without actually moving replies and reactions, the Try this Instead is useless. Also, if the original post was a day or two ago, when you cross channel post, would the post date and time be the new one or the original date/time? If it's the latter its even less of a solution. Finally, people would be alerted to a post they had already seen. Pretty inefficient.
The Try this Instead does not move the replies. It is useless to move the conversations.
Proposed workaround doesn't really does what users would like to achieve. Putting reference of post in different channel is not actually moving the post.... Old post stays where it was created and that is not what we would like to have in Teams I believe... I'm really surprised that such a basic feature is not available in Teams.
Does “try this instead” mean this is resolved, or is it a best effort to give a workaround while the issue is being worked in? I hope it’s the latter.
>>Please add this feature once and for all. Competitors have had this for a long time.
Like the open-source PhpBB did, twenty years ago.
Hira Bhangu commented
Really need this feature added for admins to be able to clean up.
It can also help when a conversation is started in a General channel but grows large enough to warrant its own channel.
Teams really needs to have this feature added. It should have been there far earlier.
Leo Middendorp commented
As stated before: an Owner of a Teams should be able to move messages and/or threads to another channel within that Teams.
Maybe this could be enabled for (Teams) admins first, so we can help our customers?!
Paul Blackman commented
This is basic functionality and needed for an enterprise level product please!
Ian Caldwell commented
voted! as projects within our company grow, we see a strong demand to separate or combine Teams or channels from different Teams into new configurations. We really need options to copy, move or duplicate content, at least at the admin level.
@Alex, this isn't about cross-posting, it's the ability to copy and entire conversation (or perhaps large parts of it) to a second conversation, meeting or channel.
Per L commented
As stated by many other, the possibility to moderate messages wrt to their channel is a fundamental function in any discussion platform. Even Fidonet had it already in the late 80's and 90's...
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
Hamish Ahern commented
where did microsoft hire Alex from? thats not even what the idea was. geesh. totally different. no wonder microsoft can't get ahead of its competitors.
When I read this idea, I envisaged ticking a start post, and scrolling 1000 messges down and ticking the last post, and then click elipsis to either a) move to existing channel. b) move entire posts to new channel
Lawrence S commented
Why would a customer ever want to move a post and all replies to another channel!!!?:
1) Someone posts something in the wrong channel
2) You realize later that you need another channel and want to move older posts to a newly created channel.
Ideally should be able to move more than one post at once, maybe even based on search results.
Would be nice to leave an option breadcrumb for the title.
Rafi Ruiz commented
Please add this feature once and for all. Competitors have had this for a long time.
Totally agree on the need for this functionality.
On a related note, I'd ask for the ability to:
1. Change the name of a channel without destroying the backend sync to sharefpoint (or, otherwise, make it impossible to change the name of channels as you don't give any warning that this will destroy the sync).
2. Merge two channels into one.
3. Allow guests to join a Channel but not give them acess to the entire Team. Absolutely crucial.