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.
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
We're keen to increase this - our teams use channels to manage their smaller pieces of work.
Daniel Fraterrigo commented
I agree 200 isnt enough we require a channel per opportunity and 200 is really limiting any reasonably large business would fill these limits in no time
Doug Lowe commented
We do projects for regulated utilities where we get a single contract that covers hundreds of sites.
Work on each site requires just a few weeks (or even days) of effort. We'd like to manage each of these projects as a channel within a single team that covers the contract. Can't use Teams to do that, unless the 200-channel limit is substantially increased. Guess we'll do it in Slack.
Daniel Reznicek commented
Why does slack have no limit and teams does? If you want people to embrace teams, you have to match the capabilities of the industry leader. Peoples workflows are literally bound by this limitation. If you are forced to delete channels to "free up space" or whatever the limitation is, now you can't search any of that information. This is why slack is so useful...i can't search for things that are years old and there it is. Teams...nope.
Regarding more private channel support, upvote this UserVoice:
Please increase the number of private channels. 30 is a very limiting number. Ideally, there should be no limit on any channels or Teams if you want large enterprises to embrace this tool.
Michael Franke commented
It seems that Microsoft is not capable of increasing the limit further. This post is older than 3 years and the problem is still there.
The best solution would be no limit, otherwise teams with all its benefits is useless for many users.
Many businesses will quickly go past the 200 project limit. While I can see that from a usability perspective, having a huge number of channels may make it harder to navigate, there should at least be the option to archive an unlimited number of channels. That way the number of active channels could be limited to 200 (preferably more) and archived channels (e.g. for defunct projects) could be made active only when there is new activity.
Larry Cole commented
200 channels is not nearly enough. We use a channel for each of our projects to keep things organized. 2,000 channels would be a good target.
Jo Hulbert commented
We need the ability to set-up more than 30 private channels - please!!! 30 doesn't even allow us to have a channel for each of our local teams when we are situated in over 50 countries.
Studer Roland commented
We need more than 1500 channels possible in a teams because our communication with clients goes over these channels.
Elaina Ozrovitz commented
We need unlimited channels because we are a large university that is seeking to use this product for interview subject tracking where we will need to have one channel for each interview subject across the University so that could be hundreds if not thousands of interview subjects ultimately including alumni