Rename General channel
Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.
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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.
General Channel = Please let us rename, remove or hide. Thank You!
Having a general channel allows users to drop any old files in there instead of selecting the correct location. It's a terrible idea when you are trying to maintain a logical structure.
Please let us rename, remove or hide.
General is a term we use within our industry. Having that as a channel name has caused issues in the past and we really need to be able to rename it.
Let's make the name changeable for the General channel... Quite a lot of general channels. Or general channels can be a part of a team
Please add the ability to change the general channel. I started a Teams site for 1 project now want to make that a main Teams site with multiple projects and all the original documents and posts are in the General channel. Creating a new channel and moving all the information is not feasible. Plus, I've sent out many hyperlinks to those documents and if I move them, those links will be broken.
Much like everyone else in this thread, I too want the ability to rename the General channel in a Team. I think everyone understands the need for a default channel that can't be deleted, but locking us out of changing it's name really pigeon holes us as admins.
I would like the option to rename or remove the General channel - the name is really unhelpful
I use teams to create many private channels under one team, and it is very important that my participants do not know about the others in the same team. I find it a nuinsance that I can't delete or at least close it, so nobody but me can post in the genereal channel. Or at least have the opportunity to approve messages before they are posted there.
This is making it very hard to respect the confidentiality of the participants! They do not always know the difference between "private channel" and "general" and can easily make the mistake of posting things where it does not belong, making the information available for everyone to see! Not cool.
Please do something about it.
I would like to be able to edit the name of the default 'General' channel or delete it once I've created other channels.
Agreed, this needs to be able to be renamed. Even if a symbol such as ** is appended to mark it as the original "general" channel.