Search Public and Private Teams
Users report its very difficult for their peers to find a team that they have created. This hinders their ability to increase team membership.
Other users report its frustrating that they can't just search ALL the teams at their organization -- that only a small fraction are surfaced to them in their "Suggested" view.
The capability to view Public Teams when you click on "Create Team" is great.
HOWEVER... it would be a better user experience if there was a prominent button or link called "Search for Teams".
Teams needs this discovery capability to avoid the duplication of Team areas for large organisations.
Further to this it would be advantageous to list not only public Teams but also private Teams.
Unfortunately we hit some snags and this has moved back to “working on it”. The team is working to make some corrections and I hope to have a release date in the near future. I’ll keep you posted with what I hear.
Er - any update on this? The tech note suggests simply searching in the top bar - but this results in very little! Also, the /join function doesn't appear to be recognised...
Erik Pederson commented
This is freaking ridiculous that this issue still exists. It's been an issue for well over a year. I created a public Team to as a training and learning site to help my company use an app. It's useless if it doesn't show up for them when they go to 'Join or Create a team'. By searching for a single letter I found a bunch of public Teams I didn't know existed. But that is not intuitive. And finding the first letter or word of a team name instead of matching any part of the Team name is also ridiculous. Am I forced at this point to add my entire company to my Team?
Jacob Kenner commented
I can't even see supposedly public teams from my list (MacOS and Android). Well, I see one I don't need to be in, but the other public ones aren't there. I know they existed because I've been invited into a dozen of them recently. So making a Team registration service available, or at least making the public teams always show up in a search would be great.
Reese Smith commented
I want my whole company to have access to the notes and files of a smaller team but more like guests or viewers. I want the core members to have access to save, create and edit files, receive notifications etc but not all company or ie guests. Is that possible?
I just tried to make one Team with this cmdlet visible: Set-Team -GroupId 0abc123d-e4f5-67gh-i890-jk1m2n345o6p -ShowInTeamsSearchAndSuggestions $true , but i'am still not able to find this Team in Search Menu. Should i do something else or it does not work yet?
I found that in this Article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-discovery-of-private-teams
Shaun Wells commented
I'm finding that in one of my tenants there is no suggestions and the ability to search returns 0 results for some users.. At least Public Teams should be made available by Default in some order, then allow the users to browse or search for a particular team. I feel this is what is expected by most users of any Chat tool. Don't try and be to clever about making suggestions, that's all well and good but most users, know what Teams they want to join...
Any updates ?
+1 for the list browsing feature.
Zahra Badaroudine commented
Same thing here. I want to be able to search the list of Teams within the organization. How would I know that there's a particular interest team (especially if it has a name that is not obvious)?
It's been a year since the last update. Are you still working on this?
Otherwise, I'm guessing the Organization's Office 365 admin would have access to a list of Teams, no? Could they publish it somewhere? It would be better than the current state of affairs (no discovery at all).
Any updates on this? Our users only see teams they are a member of within Teams, and can only find those if they use the exact team name. We need to be able to allow them to search Public Teams to join and private ones granted discover-ability via settings.
This setting for Discovery does not show up in any of our Team settings as well. Am I missing something here?
Ben Grinsted commented
This is blowing my mind. It's just IMPOSSIBLE for the average user to find teams, as they have to type the EXACT team name in the search bar if the team doesn't show up (usually the case). The search function is broken, it should work like any 'normal' search function and show any result that contains the search string. At this point I can already see the nightmare unfold when we'd implement Teams...
a test commented
Seriously cannot prevent sprawl or promote collaboration without knowing what groups are out there. Update, please!
Joachim Nielsen commented
Andy Z. commented
Please add a config Button to a private Team to make it discoverable in Search. Only if this config Setting is set, a private Team will appear in a search for a Team. Per default, a private Team should be non-searchable.
A List of all searchable Teams should be available, like all public Teams and all private Teams with the "discoverable" config flag set.
Aaron Hatton commented
We had an interesting issue with this today, we had a user searching for a team called "Global Cat lovers" (name changed for example) but was searching "Cat lovers" and it was returning no results. Once they searched "Global cat" it showed the team.
This really needs to be improved, perhaps even a feature which says "Public teams suggested for you" based on what your colleagues are using (information pulled from the org tree)
Currently the list of public teams only shows a small subset of the teams that are actually public. The page should indicate that there are more public teams, maybe including a button "show more" or at least a hint that more public teams can be found using search.
Kim Fiva commented
Any updates on this issue?.