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.
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.
Tim Hill commented
Any updates please? Is there a plan to increase it - as others have said it's a major design constraint.
Kelvyn Clee commented
Agree this is a major limitation! if a 200 channel limit needs to exist (including deleted) options should be available to either reduce the deleted channel retention period to zero or 24hrs to allow the ability to reclaim channels.
For our usage we use a channel as a central war room for major incidents, on resolution the channel deleted, but having the 200 channel limit with 30day retention doesn't make this a viable option to cover our needs. Having the ability to not have a retention for deleted channels or a significantly reduced setting would.
This is a huge limitation for your biggest paying customers. There are many business use cases where having a channel per project is necessary and now we are stuck merging multiple projects into the same channel (we have around 300 active projects per region at any given time, so this limit needs to be raised by an order of magnitude, not by a factor of 2 or whatever). This is going to become enough of a problem to consider pulling our business subscription and moving to a Slack/Google stack.
Matt Schneider commented
This is a huge design constraint when trying to bring folks together. 2 years later I'd have hoped for more incremental progress.
Adding my vote as this is becoming a real issue for some of our Teams. We would really appreciate a channel increase beyond 200 and the ability to hard delete channels.
Stephen P. White commented
The 200 limit is not our problem - it is the 30 private channel limit! Will I get back my "private channel" count after the 30 day hard delete? So frustrating.
Aaron Sanger commented
We essentially don't use the "Teams" portion of Teams because of this limitation. Working on projects, 1 project per channel, and then no way to archive.
@microsoft @warren, several people experience problems with the "hard" delete after 30 days, the retention limit of 30 days does not work for deleted channels. Why does this not work while it is stated in documentation? https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/channel-deletion/m-p/2060062
@Warren @Microsoft any update on the 200 limit being increased?
Stefan Stefanov commented
This is just stupid limitation. A least remove the deleted channels from the limitation.
Carlo Mendoza commented
As most of the persons on this forum have stated for years. This needs to be increased substantially!
Niclas Dahl commented
So, 2 years has passed since last official comment, any news one this?
Just having deleted channels not blocking new channels when retention time has passed would go a long way for us ("In the near future...")
Tommy Maddox commented
We have one project per channel in a Projects (current year) Team. We need atleast 500 channel capacity for our business.
Richard Mueller commented
With approximately 100 staff and over 80 clients, we had planned to implement a secure channel for each client, and assign the appropriate staff to each channel. We need the limit removed please.
Hello, would be great to increase number of channels -> public and private. 30 private is too little when you have a projects role and you wish to keep history of projects.
Could you give update on this?
Matthew Kelley commented
Adding this comment again, in order to remain competitive with Slack you need to have an unlimited channel count. We use Teams for sales opportunity tracking and a 200 channel count is extremely limiting
Steven Hibble commented
We use team-per-client and channel-per-project. Some clients will hit this limit within 2-3 years. We want to keep a record of conversations *and* files for past projects.
Jim Scott commented
Any update to this, last update was Aug 2018