Editable Teams and Channels header
I have experience of using MatterMost (an on-premises Slack clone) and one of the features I really like is that each channel has an editable header. That header can contain markdown.
My team is a dev team and we use the channel header to display badges for our Continuous Integration (CI) builds. I'd really like to be able to do the same in Teams.
Problem right now, as described by one user:
I need the team description more easily visible. Right now I have to click on Edit to be able to see the description of the Team. It would be great to have it written at the top so that it’s evident to all. Another way to see the team name is to “View Team”. However, if the description is beyond the character count, you can’t read the full team description.
This feature request is still be reviewed by the feature team. No additional details are available at this time.
Todd Holcomb commented
Frustrating to have a description section that can't be read easily or fully. What's the use in that?
Good idea. We need to add a header that says "** No PII - No Program / DCSA Data **" to anything associated with a specific Channel
Or something that all new users need to know or be reminded of. If it's a support channel this maybe something like "Read the FAQs Tab before you post a new question"
Mike Ely commented
+1 for this. It's basically the /topic command for IRC users and is incredibly useful.
The function was available in early Teams versions and is taken away for no reason, PLEASE ADD IT BACK!
See Microsoft video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-UUdQRZKOA
Kevin Hinkey commented
We really need this, seems like it would be a simple fix
YES!!! Why can't we leave an editable header on the channel. I know we can place an announcement, but this scrolls away as people post new stuff. I need to be able to tell people stuff when they land on the channel. For example: working hours 9-6 EST.
Jeroen Vink commented
I need this too, as well as the opportunity to hide the default headers in channels. I see this as one feature, customizable team/channel headers.
"welcome to the team" and "Let's start a conversation" <- translated from dutch so might be slightly off.
Sept 2020 and still no update? I just wrote a description but nothing to show for.. Get r DONNNEEE
"Right now I have to click on Edit to be able to see the description of the Team" <--- This! I'm designing Teams and channels for clients, and their users are certainly not going to click "Edit Channel" to see the full description! Just getting them to click the (i) info icon to see the description at all will be challenging enough. Why truncate the description at all? -- or if truncate it, why not make an easy and obvious way to click to see the full description?
Paul Greilich commented
Please implement this...Critical when promoting a channel in your organization.
Johny Be Good commented
Definitely never seen an application that is this poorly created - every single request even the most basic things such as changing the picture of a chat consistent of several members is marked as a request and usually takes 3 years + to not do anything -_-
The day Microsoft develops something that doesn't suck... is gonna be the day you guys make a vacuum cleaner -_-
Zoltán Lehóczky commented
This is kind of done, no? Now there is an info button in the upper-right corner, under which you can also finally see the channel's description (or the team's if it's the General channel).
Emerson Skufca commented
This is a very very basic-seeming need...for user-friendliness and collaboration.
Slack excels at this concept, having both Topics and Descriptions for each channel. V helpful...borderline essential...
Thomas Schützle commented
I would consider it extremly helpful if it would be possible to display the channel description somewhere where it actually can be seen by the users, otherwise you can remove it completely. First time I created a channel I took the time to write something that really helps to understand what the channel is about, but found that I seem to have done that for nothing!
Please make this happen guys. If you want to replace Slack this is one of the missing things!
2020 and this still has not been implemented? Seriously guys?
Please this is another one that needed
Even a simple IRC-style "/topic" would be nice
Please allow the channel description to be seen when clicking on the channel. Thank you!