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.
Harry Lee commented
please add this function i really need it too
Cross-posting is not a solution. Would like to be able to move some or all content to a new channel.
This is highly needed. I can't believe it's not been implemented yet. We can't anticipate how many channels we will need and for what purposes, so we need the ability to re-organize posts as the need arises.
Yeah, move (with replies) would mean as a new issue/project develops any historic posts about it could be transferred to a new Channel where that issue/project will now be analysed in a more focused manner.
Oliver heinz commented
Cross posting creates unneccessary redundancy, moving messages (between threads) or threads (between channels) is the better solution
Cross-Posting is NOT a solution! Do you even use Teams yourself?
As a new user of teams i have found the same - the general channel becomes for too big and important messages can be missed - it would be great to be able to move messages from one channel to another
Robert Preskar commented
This should be necessary for owners, or even moderators of teams to keep the channels neat and clean, in big teams this is really needed.
But not just cross posting - this is not what is needed.
Moving the complete thread with replies, you can even put something like "Moved by admin", or "Moved by moderator" into the header of moved post.
Absolutely mandatory. We need this so hard ...
I want the option to move posts to another channel before deleting the channel where the post currently resides. Some posts are 'gems' that I want to preserve but I find that posts follow the 80-20 rule where it is only about 20% of a channel's posts that I want to keep and are useful to have in another related channel.
Scott Weir commented
Agree this functionality is needed.
Victor Taranov commented
This feature is really critical to put MS Teams conversations in order! I'm wondering how many votes Microsoft needs to put this story in the nearest sprint? :)
[Deleted User] commented
critical function that is currently missing
Three years have passed since this feature has been requested. What are you guys doing if not listening to your customers?
The lack of these kind of features is what will make me stop using MS Teams for my team.
Cross posting does not address the request. The request was to MOVE a post - meaning take a post with all its replies and comments and move it to another channel, removing it from the original location. In a big team, not everyone is adept at where they should be posting certain comments.
Dave Adams commented
Please add this capability as soon as possible. Posts can quickly mushroom out of control with content that really belongs in another Channel. Lack of this ability seriously limits usability and adoption of Teams in a corporate environment. One can't always perfectly plan ahead for all the Teams and Channels that will be needed. Even with the right arrangement, people, myself included, frequently post to a channel that may not be the most appropriate.
Tony Yarusso commented
I would love to be able to do this as a way of escalating from a line-staff-only team channel to a team that includes management, so our supervisor isn't inundated by run-of-the-mill stuff but still gets the full backstory of anything after we determine their involvement is needed, not just a summary in a re-post.
How much longer
As people use TEAMS and expand their use within our organisation it is proving mist frustrating to not be able to better organise our information
J. Bailey commented
Moving an ad-hoc group chat to a conversation in a channel would also be greatly appreciated.
We just learned about private channels. Now I want to decrease the number of teams by creating private channels as necessary. Teams is OK but becomes unwieldly when there are too many. But there's no way to move channels from one team to another. And I agree with other posters that as admin owners on teams we need to be able to improve the env so it's usable.