Rename General channel
Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.
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For the love of god... let us rename this channel already.
Take some notes from Discord...
Ditto. Renaming the Gernerl channel would be very helpful and useful
Admin, any updates on this? 4 years worth of feedback should be enough
B. Cullen commented
Yes please! We want to be able to change it to 'Announcements' since we seem to be unable turn off notifications for anytime we change calendar events.
Bernhard Stropnik commented
Renaming General Channel would be really appreciated. Please implement it!
Hi, could you please provide us with an updated statement? It has been two years since the last reply...
Harrison Hughes commented
Hi could we please have an update on this?
Being able to rename the General channel would help alleviate a lot of confusion when it comes to syncing files with OneDrive. An individual could be a part of multiple Teams and syncing files, but unable to discern which "General" folder belongs to which Teams.
Patrick O'Toole commented
Bump here. The primary team I interact with on a daily basis uses its General channel for a very specific purpose, which was a convention started very early on in our adoption of the software. The name does not represent its usage. Being able to reflect this fact more immediately for new members on the team via naming would be great. For reference, the membership of the team changes every few months, meaning we have new users to onboard regularly.
For other teams, there are instances where a General channel just breaks with the team's channel-organization scheme, meaning General should be either repurposed, or deleted.
Just did the survey, but now see it’s really old. Being able to change the general channel name to something relevant would be great. Being able to delete it after other channels are created works serve a similar purpose.
oh, I added m feedback and saw that this is really old stuff. Renaming General Channel would be really appreciated. Same for reordering channels in a Team and having Team Categories.
Lol, asking for feedback via a survey 2 years ago, still no Microsoft update on this one.
how has this still not been implemented? Seems like basic functionality and has been requested for A LONG TIME
We really would like to alter the Name of the 'General' Channel.
'General' means nothing to us - we want clear Channel Names that mean something in our project and the General Channel is always just a nuisance - we have to say 'ignore it', which is very poor
I went looking for a way to rename the 'General' channel and was quite surprised to find out it's not possible.
Like the 581 other comments (and the many other gripers who haven't bothered to come to this thread): having the General channel not-rename-able creates confusion, defeats the organization of the Team, and dissuades me from wanting to use Teams to organize and collaborate with groups at work. Please, it looks like this request has been out there for 5 years now, can you please make it so we can at the very least rename the channel?
Like many others this channel name makes no sense in my team's context and only creates confusion. Please allow it to be managed like all other channels.
It will be extremely useful to ad the moderation option to General channel (as in Standart channel/ for exmple "allow/deny replies" etc.). Now this channel is useless because of innappropriate activities of my team`s members (i work at school). and i cant control it in a way that i was used to at standart channels. I am looking forward to time when this option has been added or just let me hide it. Thanks for yours work!
John B commented
We need to be able to rename or hide the general channel. If you could add this functionality that would be great.
Rob B. commented
The ability to manage "all" channels should be inherent to Microsoft Teams. Having an uncategorized channel will result in staff putting documents in an unorganized fashion. One of the use of channels is to create a managed folder structure for documents. Teams/Sharepoint is very weak in how is permits management of folder structure and does not integrate with traditional AD / Domain / Folder management.
I think this is part due to attempting to fit SharePoint into the Teams concept without thoroughly considering the impact to legacy style operations. Both Teams and SharePoint lack the ability to truly integrate with Azure AD service. You cannon use Groups to manage access. Roles are limited.
Each Team seems to act like a federated domain and is completely isolated. This creates an Enterprise management nightmare.
While I appreciate the initial presentation of Microsoft 365, it is still more suited to a very small organization. The larger the organization the more challenging and less likely that a full migration is possible.
I hope Microsoft will look to resolving the issues between Microsoft 365 products and Azure, Exchange, etc.