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.
Can you increase the limit of channels in a group as soon as possible?
200 channels are not enough for us.
Thank you very much!
Chris Hallski commented
Working at a smaller publisher and using a Teams channel for each print project. Ideally we'd keep the channel (with chat log / wiki / documents) persistent. This will run through the 200-channel limit within a year.
We're exploring alternatives such as the ability to delete channels without deleting the underlying files, and then reconnect to those files later on by re-using an identical channel name (Job ID), but this kind of juggling is obviously not ideal. Part of Team's appeal is the ability to keep project data within a channel: aiding future discovery when a reprint comes up in a couple of years. The low channel count limit, coupled with the lack of any way to archive channels or easily move them to an archive team(s) is a major inconvenience.
Scott MacDonald commented
Any organization that is using channels for specific projects within a team that needs to maintain an archive of project discussion along with the files, needs more than 200 channels. We would exhaust our channels in one year, with no way to archive inactive channels. Our only way to do this with the current structure is to name the top level team by year and hope we don't run out of channels before the year is up. Not ideal for growth, and files in the General channel need to be copied year to year.
I was unaware there was a limit (200) on number of channels per team until today and that will be a challenge for my team in the way we planned to use Teams. Slack by comparison does not have a channel limit.
Matthew Kelley commented
Either increasing the limit or implementing a way for us to migrate channels to other teams (so I guess I would have active projects vs complete projects?) needs to be the top priority of Teams right now. We don't want more widgets, we want to be able to use what we've already designed without worrying about if it is a sustainable design or not. You are putting an time limit on how long we can use your platform without abandoning it and going back to email and sharepoint or possibly even going to Slack.
Marc Morrison commented
This limit seriously hinders our ability to implement Teams since our business model has the need for significantly more than 200 channels. Please remove the limit all together!
Adrianinski Von Potranovic commented
What is going on here?? We are trying to roll out teams for project management at our engineering firm and the 200 limit is absolutely ridiculous and killing it for us!!! Why is this a problem, and why is there such a limit in the first place? Creating another team for a project that’s already has an existing team and structure to enable more channel use is pretty silly. Maybe a team within a team option or some hierarchy above teams? Better yet... INCREASE OR REMOVE THE LIMIT ON CHANNELS!!!!!
Carlo Mendoza commented
Please make this happen quickly.
Jim Scott commented
We moved all our communication from Slack to Teams and at first made the mistake of creating Teams for each part of our organization. That required everyone to be part of every team that we wanted to have cross-organizational communication with.
We just recently switched to creating an organizational team and moved many of our teams used for cross-org communication to the one team and I am a bit worried that we will quickly push that upper limit OR people will start moving some of their channels into other teams which puts us back at the same point. Is there a technical reason that the limit is only set to 200 channels?
Steve Deering commented
Removing the number of channels in a team is a must. Please make this happen or explain why not.
Can you provide a reason for the 30 private channel limit?
Georg Talasz commented
Instead of always creating new teams, with new sharepoint-sites sometimes I just want to use one single Team to sctructure different kind of data all together in one single sharepoint. Therefore I need the possibility to create more than just 200 channels.
Maria Tusak commented
Is there anything new on this? The update ist date 6.8. 2018 - that is like over a year ago!
Matthew Hains commented
Hi there, I only have 30 private channels in one single team, but when I try add a new channel I get the message "your team has reached the maximum of private channels"
and please have the private channel limit 'on par' with the total number of channels. 30.... really?
Harman Sidhu commented
I am having problems creating more than 8 active channels that i can share? has this been limited from our internal admin teams?
Carlos M.O. commented
Please increase the limit,at least up to 1000
We need this limit controlled by admins