Scheduling Meeting for Channel
When in the Create a Meeting window, you should be able add @CHANNELNAME as an Attendee of the meeting and all channel participants should receive a meeting invite...
Micah Boland commented
Hard to define "Channel Participants".
Users should to be able to 'Follow' a channel, and set notification preferences too.
Then the users who have followed the channel will receive a calendar meeting invite
Juan Manuel Pérez commented
Currently, you can schedule a meeting from a teams channel, but unfortunately when selecting attendees you can't automatically include everyone belonging to that channel.
This would be tremendously useful in my opinion, that's why I voted for it :)
P.S: Even if workarounds below work, in my opinion this should be easier to do and more intuitive. Actually, if you schedule a meeting from a teams channel, I would set by default everyone in that channel as attendee for that meeting.
Having the ability to quickly schedule a meeting for all team or channel members is an essential feature. When selecting the Schedule a Meeting option from a channel, the option to add all channel participants should be presented for the required and optional fields. The option to expand the channel into individual contacts should also be available.
You can add the meeting for the entire channel by using calendar and adding the channel's name in the Announcement
Maybe this is "Ability to Call a Teams Channel" is what else is needed here? Only 10 votes at the moment
Figured a work-around for this problem to schedule a meeting for all the members in a group / channel without having to key in all the individual names.
You will need to get the MS Team email address (under the 3 dots in the top right corner of the team; next to the "MEET" button). Copy the Team email address, and include it as a recipient of the meeting invitation.
If you only want to have a meeting with the members in the channel, go to the channel, and similarly, get the email address of the channel and send it as the recipient. it should work. Share your experience with this work-around.
Agree MUST have. It's really unusable to loose meeting data and not aggregate it with the meeting. The fact that assigned Team members are not auto added is unbelievably inefficient.
This is a MUST HAVE Feature, or as mentioned below simply include an "Add all Channel Members" button.
Leah Velleman commented
Ideally, too, this would not just send all participants the invitation, but also include them all in the Scheduling Assistant when you create the meeting. Otherwise there's no way to make sure everyone is available.
Richard Jones commented
Agree with the principal of this, although I would add that at least the functionality of the Meet Now should be introduced, as it is already built-into that section, if a little clunky.
In Meet Now, you get presented with the list of Channel Members and you can click their names, and select Add. Not Ideal even in there as it could take a long while if you have a large Team.
Personally I find it odd that even in there, there isn't an Add All Channel Members button. Then if you needed to, you could individually take out people with the Cross Icon.
This feature would be excellent to have in both the Meet Now and in the Schedule a Meeting sections.
Someone else suggested you can add the group name in the Teams Calendar Scheduling Assistant, and then Expand the group to show all the names. This does not seem to be an option in the Teams client I have. It just shows the group name, but then Sending, no one gets any outlook notifications.
Hope we get an "Add All" soon in both sections everyone! :)
Importantly, this also needs to send an Outlook notification. Most people are dependent on their Outlook Calendar
This is absolutely a must-have. Teams already has access to Outlook calendars and Channels have email addresses for members - it should be easy for Teams to simply access the email addresses and send invitations. The channel membership becomes a distribution list.
If you can't manage to do this, then how about allowing us to cut & paste a list of email addresses into the invitation in Teams. Right now Teams can't even manage to convert that correctly.
Naroon Meesaengprao commented
Couldn't agree more with this suggestion!!!
This is a MUST HAVE Feature.
Why doesn't it Exist, or immediately improve?
I've just miss communicate with my team because I scheduled meeting in Teams (example in attached file) and thought that it would appear in team member calendar. But IT's NOT. It's only appear in my calendar. My team go mess. Some of them have already booked other meetings! I was blamed as bad organizer!!!
In addition, it is very difficult to invite participant one by one.
Please improve it ASAP.
Creating meeting with large teams is currently pain in the a...
i can't quite believe this functionality doesn't exist, but then I remembered, this is Microsoft. This seems like a basic must-have!
I want to be able to add scheduled meeting from calendar to the designated channel regardless if its private or standard.
Seems crazy to have to nominate individual names to invite all members in a channel but I cannot add a Private channel when scheduling a meeting.
What I really want is the ability to engage a discrete set of resources to address a challenge/domain of issues without (necessarily) distracting the whole team. While one can set up a private channel and simplify communication, you lose access to MS Planner.