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.
James Cheese commented
The "cross-posting" alternative is largely useless, given that removing all replies from the post strips out all the collaboration inherent in using a collaboration tool. Given a "conversation" implies the replies, not the original post - it is not a valid solution to the original query.
Di Donaldson commented
Absolutely want the ability to move conversations or posts to different channels
Alex, Cross posting is not a solution or even a reasonable work around. It just adds more chaos
TRY ADDING THIS FEATURE INSTEAD
A move function would be more intuitive. Also, if I am to post a message in several channels. I would like the option to "tell my thread" that it should "collect" all answers into the main post. I where the message originates from.
Then I could cross-post but follow up the thread from one place.
The try this instead does not provide the functionality of moving. When a message needs to be in a different channel instead of both channels this is not a solution.
Justin G commented
The "try this instead" sounds like MS saying we don't know how to do what you want...
Alan Roberts commented
I'd like to see this as well. Now that Private Channels are available I'd like to start consolidating some of the additional Teams we had to create in order to provide channel privacy prior to this.
Lars Hennig commented
Cross posting is no solution and no workaround either. The functionality of moving complete threads is absolutely necessary!
Agreed. We need to be able to move entire conversations with replies to another channel
Jean-Luc Steylaerts commented
Moving channels between teams is really a must-have
Definitely needed to allow reorganisation of Teams structures!!
Drew Davis commented
The recommendation that Microsoft gives for a current work-a-round is not a good option. You can NOT modify the conversation that has already been posted to announce it to a different channel instead. It only works one time at the creation of new conversation. Still need a option to move conversations to correct channels.
We have just started using Teams and created some channels incorrect teams. Now we need to organize those by moving to the correct / new team. But right now MSFT has no option to do this. Struck!!! As this feature has a critical business need for us, I searched online and found third party app (apps4Pro teams migration) and it worked great in moving the channels between teams. But hope MSFT will bring in this feature in future.
Moving an ad-hoc group chat to a conversation in a channel would also be greatly appreciated
Kelly Novinski commented
Agreeing with everyone--we need this functionality! I need to migrate posts to a different channel within a Team to declog the central channel and not being able to is interfering with user experience.
My group has just started using Teams. We feel the beginning implementation was incorrect, and would like to develop more teams, to distribute the channels we have already started using through. Without the feature to move channels from one team to another, we are stuck in the mud! I see us always requiring this feature, even once we get our organization together more. There may always be the requirement to move channels as projects morph.
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.