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Channel Limit (Increase beyond 200 limit)

We have run into a situation on a team, let's call it "Vendors" where we post data on vendors that we use. We set up a channel for each vendor but have "reached the limit" on the number of channels in a team. Is this something that can be controlled through an admin panel or is there another way to increase/remove the limit.

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    partially done  ·  Warren responded  · 

    As mentioned in the prior status, the channel limit was raised from 100 to 200.

    In the near future a retention limit will be set so you can still go back and reinstate a channel you had deleted. Once the retention period has expired then the channel will get a hard delete which will free up the space and no longer count toward the 200 channel limit.

    This will help with some of the issues you have voiced in the comments below.
    But I understand many of you wish the limit to be further increased. I will continue to provide your votes and comments to the feature team.

    -Warren

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Team,

        Is there any limit on MS Teams to follow the number channel?
        For one of the group i could not see the follow channel.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        we are in february 2019 and there is always this problem signaled in 2017 : amazing !

      • Ian Yates commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wasn't aware of this. We've just started with Teams and plan on having a channel per customer.
        Some customers will also get their own separate "team" and we'll invite key staff from those certain customers in to those teams as guests. However most customers don't need / want this, and even for these customers who will come in as guests, we don't want them seeing our private channel about their work either.

        At the moment we've got close to 100 customers so will be able to manage, but we'll hit the limit in the next 6-9 months.

        Could there be ways of at least asking Microsoft to raise the limit for a specific after a support request? I could live with that. I appreciate why you want to limit the team count - user experience issues, possible perf degradation server-side or client side, etc. But if we indicate we're aware of such things it'd be nice to get a waiver (we're a software company and can relate to the need to avoid huge unbounded lists, but also can see how 300 is not the same as 3000!)

        Thanks

      • Jon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding the option to hard delete channels per team owner's command would help our situation, greatly.

      • Jim Black commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Are we going to get an update on this? This is extremely irritating to deal with a product that has had issues pointed out for over a year that are still not being addressed.

      • Jason Holic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just hit the limit today - can we lift this or do I need to migrate the staff to something more mature and better suited for real business use?

      • Estolpe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Critical and wierd limitation - we create a channel for each customer opportunity but we crash into this limit now - suggestions? We do not have to create a team for each beacuse then you have to invite everyone every time and it's not sustainable

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any new news that the channel number per team may be updated say to 1000 in the near future?

      • Carlo Cabanlig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had recently learned about this limit - on the day I launched Microsoft Teams to our pre-sales team. We generate about more than a thousand project developments per year, and we designed teams such that that each project will be a Channel. Now I have to rethink design.

      • Natanael Mignon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We hit this limit in a PoC today. The concept design uses a channel per customer in a customer service organization, where the Team level is not feasible for customer separation.

        Glad we are doing this PoC and found the limit before going into production. But sad this is a definite show stopper for the time being. Any new outlook or at least a technical reasoning for this tiny limit?!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add me to the contingent looking to use a Channel per project (we add approx. 10-15 per week). Also would like to be able to archive if desired.

      • Jonathan W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are using a Channel per project. At the moment we have 140 projects. We are going to hit the limit soon and I really think that the limit should be lifted. Why is there a limit anyway? Surely since a Doc Library can contain 30mil items there should be no issues with it having 10000, 1000000 or 1mil folders (Channels)?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        how to hard delete them manually, we are stuck now not able to create any more channels, not sure if we should continue to use MS Teams.

      • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please increase this limit, it's a problem exacerbated by the fact that Teams still doesn't support archiving old channels. There are lots of reasons (including legal reasons) why organizations would not want to delete information in unused channels

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please give an update. Is MS planning to increase the limit or remove it completely?
        thanks for the response :)

        Timo

      • Chris Tobin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a problem where I only have 135 channels but MS Teams say's I have reached my max limit and won't let me enter anymore.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        what king of a company would use this just for 200 users?? If you're aim are the small companies, i think this is a very poor focus area...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        we are using channels for jobs, so we are likely to have 900-1000 /month, we could create a new team(group) for each month but thats the only workaround we can think of.. i think the limit should be removed

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