Joining a Team
Change "Add team" to "Add or join a team": I avoided this button because I thought it would always create a new team. It wasn’t evident to me that I could browse for existing teams there too.
PREVIEW A TEAM:
Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It’s a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn’t what you thought it was, and leave.
Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to search for it, if I am new to the company and I want to have a look to see what teams there are within my organisation I can’t currently, as I don’t know the names of them in the first place, it would be better if all public teams were visible.
I’m switching the status to Partially Done.
The request for a Preview Team is still in the works. No new information is available at this time.
Team Discoverability is still being worked upon, no details are available at this time. If you support this idea please navigate over to the main topic and vote for it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/
Change Prompt: this has been completed
I feel it's really important to be able to discover Teams within your organisation. Especially if you are new to the organisation.
We try to train our users not to setup too many teams, however if they don't know what's currently available it's very easy for them to setup a new team and cause duplication.
This can then make Teams very cluttered and complicated for users and they then avoid it rather than adopting.
I can not see Private discoverable Teams under 'Join or create teams' section.
Lester Memmott commented
@warren, The 3rd bullet in this list is probably the most critical. There is currently no method to browse all the public teams. Further searching in public teams is problematic. In my tests, if I search by full name, it finds them but if I search for a word that isn't the first word in the name, it won't find them. Currently it is too hard or nearly impossible to find public teams to join.
Mike Menne commented
Team Discoverability: Centering teams around products we are attempting to inner source makes this a crucial lacking feature. The ability for people to discover teams without knowing anything about naming is needed.
Ben Grinsted commented
The last point here needs including. How hard can it be to show all Public Teams?
Jamey Steinmann commented
Ability to discover 365 groups both public and private already exists in outlook and we would like Teams to function the same way as joining a 365 group in Outlook does not add a user to the team or let them know if the group also has a corresponding team. When this is implemented I think the Private Team owners should be able to hide their team from discovery as this should satisfy those that require a team to not be visible.
Can an admin confirm that this implementation will include the change so that ALL public teams will show up when someone goes to the Join a Team page? This is one of the biggest complaints from our users, including our Execs, is that they can't find the Teams they want because they don't show up on the Join a Team page even though they are public. At least make this a configurable option so I can our my instance of Teams show ALL the public teams.
All public teams should be easily discoverable.
Stace Hamilton commented
My new hires are continuously needing me to add them to teams as they cannot find them. Please add the ability to browse all public teams please. thx!
Clark Keller commented
Desperately need to see all public teams in the list.
Charles McCann commented
For the "Team Discovery" feature, I believe Warren was trying to link to:
Kayla Goff commented
@Warren, what is this topic you want us to vote on? The URL https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/ just takes me to the main Uservoice page
Not all Teams should be discoverable. If a team is collaborating on a confidential task, the Team and description should not be discoverable. Private Teams should remain private.
please am looking for a soccer team to join, I have searched and I couldn't find any. so if someone could help me find a soccer team at Cookeville to join, I will be grateful. Am above 16
This would be an awesome addition to teams. We are new to teams in my company and there is a steep learning curve. These additions would easy those challenges.
Would love an option to send out a link to team that would show the team description and work with the 'Team owner approve new members' option. Typical use case as I email 40 colleagues and want those interested (significantly less than 40) to request membership. As mentioned in this thread, if you send out a team link in this scenario, it only opens up the user's Team client and not the request membership (and team description) page.
Natalie Crosby commented
Would like to see an option for users to join a Team with a unique code, rather than the owner having to add members.
This is a really huge differentiator between teams and other enterprise chat/collab apps. Teams/groups MUST be discoverable/browsable.
join via link in a another team/channel to avoid searching for a channel. but join via direct link
We have people who see two different things on the button on the bottom left. I see "Add Team". Person next to me sees "Create or Join a Team". No idea why it's different.
Regardless of what it's called, when I click that button I should see EVERY PUBLIC team in my organization. Right now, no one sees anything on that screen at all and it's very confusing to everyone. The only way someone can find a public team is if they know the exact name to search for it.
We've also had requests from people to be able to view a public team (read only) without actually Joining the team. Sometime you might just want to see what another team is up to but not join it and get all the notifications and things like that.