Rename General channel
Make it so we can change the name of the General Channel.
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I agree, please allow us to rename the General Channel.
Yes. You can rename the #General channel in slack. This would be a much desired ability.
Destined to become a mess, an unmanaged catch-all that will lower teams productivity, the very thing it's supposed to improve
Another vote +1 Admin = 1800 odd users ;-)
I take it no one at MS is using Teams as I guess it would have been fixed by now ? Or does everyone at MS just chat all day in the top general default channel ? I cannot believe as others have stated, that you cannot delete or rename any channel and call it whatever you like... utterly ludicrous
Why let people complain and complain about something so simple. Just allow removing the General channel. It's an obvious obstacle to the way people envision using Microsoft Teams.
I'm actually responsible for implementing a communication tool for my office while it is under construction.
I'm setting that structure up RIGHT NOW, as I'm writing. The only thing hinge-ing on my choice between Teams and Slack is the ability to flexibly name and rename channels.
The permanent "General" channel for every team created is a minor flaw that causes major headaches and confusion. I'm on boarding a diverse range of ages to this software, and having "General" risks confusing the heck out of my company and botching our transition onto Teams. Honestly, at this point, Teams will be on board to Slack. Once we're ready, we'll switch over the Slack. Let people change the names of any teams in Teams. PLEASE
Nerida Wood commented
Not sure if you read these or not, but we are just about to start using Teams and this would be great if we can do that. Purely as it would give the chance to really structure how you want to use the Team. Ie you could rename it to Team Information or Welcome.
I don't need a general channel!!! Why can't we rename it???
Need to rename the General Channel
Provide ability for users to rename the channel name
Microsoft is fond of data buckets. Just throw everything in the bucket.
Vote to allow renaming!!
Sean Ellis commented
15 months since first reported, still no action.
Simple feature and improve design, renaming the General Channel name should be baked into Teams
Dan S commented
We definitely need the ability to rename this.
It's almost like your UX designers have no idea what this would be used for.
1: You don't allow us to move channels, they're fixed in alphabetical order with "General" at the top at all times
2: You don't allow us to hide, delete or even move the "conversations" and "files" tabs. Why on earth did you think it was a good idea to have a chat client as the main page at all times, that's incredibly unhelpful.
MS Teams has massive potential, but you're struggling with something that webforums have been able to do for decades.
Renaming and/or hiding must be something made available.
Emanuel Miranda commented
David Wahl commented
While, I agree that i'd like to rename the General channel, I am not sure it'd accomplish what I ultimately want.
I have multiple teams, some have channels in addition to General, some don't. For the teams with additional channels, it appears the General channel is unique, and is intended to serve a specific purpose separate from the other channels due to it's lack of editing/options that the other channels do. My problem is that I don't understand the unique intent of the General channel (if there really is one).
For example, I have a team that only has the General channel, but as teh team evolved, I now find a need to add a channel... To organize things consistantly, and to keep things easy, I'd like to just rename the General channel, then create the second channel to be used in a similar manner but for the team's specific purpose.
I am not sure renaming the General channel would make it a "real" channel like the new one I'd create in addition to it within the team...
If there is no indented unique difference of the General channel compared to other channels, then yes, allow us to fully edit the channel with the exception of deleting (I understand we'd need at least one channel in a team).
Please allow to rename it. It is very important for other languages. In German "General" means General officer. Or is Teams sponsored/made by U.S. Army?! Thank you
Please make it so the channel can be renamed! This is preventing us, customers, to decide how to handle our folders and work! If you develop a collaboration space it is crucial to have an structure. A folder called "General" does not provide an effective starting point