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.
Alex Wilkins commented
The cross-posting thing is not a workaround if there has already been conversations and replies on the post. We need the ability to MOVE the post, not cross-post it
+1 on this request. Users or at least an admin should be able to move a post (and all replies to it) into another channel.
Bill Seipel commented
Please add either a 'move post to channel' or 'suggest to author: move post to channel' feature.
Fabrizio Dominici commented
Please add the feature. It is much better to keep the channels as clean as possible
Please add this feature.
Currently I need to consolidate 3 teams in a single new Team-Channel and the only 'chung' I can move are the files? I do find it an enormous time effort to move wikis and conversations to this other channel.
Here here - seems like a very obvious need - as is a tool to consolidate posts into a single threat. it is too easy for users to inadvertently start a new topic rather than replying
Scott Weir commented
Collaboration within a team is a dynamic process. The inability to move content, posts, change access to channels doesn't reflect many basic needs of an effective team. This needs to be added, or people will select other platforms - if they haven't already
Trying to move a Planner from one team to another. Why is this not possible? At the moment I'm infuriating everyone in my company by making all these new teams because I can't move anything from one team to another!
Axel Brückle commented
TRY ADDING THIS BSIC FUNCTION INSTEAD
In order to properly moderate channels and ensure everyone as adhering to the organizational parameters of the teams, this is a MUST have. Re-posting without the comments isnt an option (it is to get the post, but it doesn't fulfill the purpose of moving the post) because often posts are made and comments quickly follow. you lost the whole conversation by using the recommended method.
Just to add fuel to the inferno. I can here looking to figure out how to move conversations and, like most of you, was disappointed to learn that the issue wasn't my lack of Teams skills but a lack of capability. The lack of the ability to move conversations and posts just made my job a lot harder.
This request was made in 2017. Today is April 13, 2020. 700+ comments have been made. 7,000+ people voted for this feature to be implemented.
The responses from the admin is disappointing. I see that it is on backlog and then escalated to working on it in 2018. For two years, there were no responses after Suphatra told us Microsoft is working on it. And, we have most recent response, "do this instead..." from Alex.
It is somewhat helpful but it doesn't solve the problem the voters, requestors, and commenters are dealing with.
Microsoft, you can do better.
This cross posting option is worse than nothing. When someone post content in the wrong channel I need the ability to move it. This is the only way to keep things organized.
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...