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.
Would be nice to BROWSE for public teams...not just search for them. If I don't know it exists, how do I know what to search for? I know that you're working on making private teams *searchable*. But I think *browsable* is just as important if the end goal is *discoverable*
Good morning, sir,
Where is the development of this functionality?
We are still waiting for ...
Greg Corson commented
Same thing here, I have a "public" team in our system and nobody is able to find it, including me! It doesn't show up on the "join a team" page and does not show up if I search for it by name. This kind of defeats the whole purpose of a public team. In my case the team may be of interest to a lot of people in completely unrelated departments who I have never heard of. If the team is not visible on the "join a team" page a lot of people who might be interested will never know it's there and not join. This could also cause people to create duplicate teams since they can't see what teams already exist. At very least we need a page that shows ALL public teams that anyone can join.
I would like for this issue to get resolved. This has become a problem for my organization
Looking for an update on this as well. Searching for our team by name shows zero results.
Can someone please clarify what is the status of this feature. As per the Microsoft documentation it should work but it doesn't and I see a lot of people complaining on the forums. Moreover there is no 'Team Discovery" option showing under team settings Ref: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SkypeForBusiness/issues/2444
This is really a big problem for us, so I'm happy to hear that you are working on a solution
Zahra Badaroudine commented
It’s been 18 months. Any news?
Craig Humphrey commented
Interestingly this seems to be completely broken in the Web and Desktop (Win10) apps currently - with no sites being suggested for many users.
While the mobile (tested on iOS), displays many, though not all, Public Teams, as Suggested Teams.
And here we are, over a year later and no update from MS...
Peter Hake commented
Any update on the progress of this?
Filip Kohout commented
Max Winterstein commented
It seems like there was some progress on this, see https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/microsoftteams/manage-discovery-of-private-teams#set-whether-users-can-discover-private-teams
Neil A commented
Are we likely to get an update on this at any time in the near future?
Glen Boonzaier commented
As a developer, I know things are never as simple as they seem, but returning a list of teams from a list shouldn't take more than a year.
How did that sprint planning session go? We need to include all the public teams in search results.
Everyone showed 233 story points from their Fibonacci cards?
This is false advertising.
There seems to be no interest in Microsoft to rectify this. I would recommend everyone to use Google Hangouts and rather adopt the Google eco-system. Microsoft may wake up when their income is affected.
David Smith commented
What is the status of this feature? We are a new business customer and this was demonstrated to us by our representative and is shown in all of the Microsoft videos. This feature comes down to perceptions: The owners and executives of our company cannot see public groups. This visibility was key to our adoption of Microsoft 365/Teams. As it stands now our owner/stakeholders are not happy with their new investment because they believe it to be broken. Much worse: they have no visibility of their company through the tool.
I have just spent three weeks in an ongoing Microsoft Support ticket (#16728147) only yesterday to be told about this post and the "working on it" status.
I urge Microsoft - with their flurry of daily updates that have ZERO impact on us - to put more effort into making their advertised product work as it should. This would be a top priority for any company that makes and sells a product.
Damon Betlow commented
We can see some public teams via the web interface of Teams and the search bar is available, but no there is no search or public teams that show up via the Teams client when you click Join or Create a Team!
UPDATES? HELLO?? ANYONE THERE?
Sarah Moore commented
What is current status of this? Not being able to search all public teams is causing many problems for our org. Last update was in 2018 "working on it" Is this still being actively worked on and is there a roadmap we can reference?
David Smith commented
Any update on this? We are new to Teams and use public teams quite a bit and are frustrated that our employees can't see any of them.
Kim Hjalte Bang commented
How can this still be an issue?
You (Microsoft) is pushing the Teams harder than ever before and Teams are becoming an increasingly critical platform for us and our customers.
Furthermore we recently bought the Surface Hub 2s to push even harder towards Teams and it's collaborative functionality
It's imperative for us that this problem is resolved
You are welcome to contact me directly regarding this issue..