We changed the mind about the way we used some channels. We decided that some of the channels need to be merged. It would be nice to be able to do this without using history. We want history to be merged.
This request is now being reviewed by the feature team! I’ll keep you posted as to the future decision.
Is there any kind of update on this?
Having the functionality of merging multiple teams together into one would be a great tool to have.
Kate Hardy commented
This would be a great feature to have. We've adopted Teams more and more as our company has grown over the last year. I wanted people to have flexibility within their teams to make new channels, but sometimes people have regrets. Please consider a feature like this!
Merge consolidate channels request is pending since August 6, 2018. How do we get this functionality?
Kat Whiteley commented
Any updates on development of this? Still under review? or actively being worked?
This gets my vote. When our company started with Teams, they went Teams Crazy!! One department made a team for every item. H&S, Reports, etc. When it all could have been channels under their team. Makes finding stuff harder.
That can't be a rocket science to implement the function of "merging channels" or moving conversations from channel A to channel B...
I have to work with some older employees that are not addicted to this kind of modern communication tools and it's really hard to explain again and again that the should answer to the channel and not create a new one... :-(
Aslam GC commented
This is a really important feature. As our organization matures our use of Teams, we regularly find the need to reorganize our teams and channels. In order to keep a history of conversation, we NEED the ability to merge/consolidate channels. It is OK if it is a nuclear transaction, but the inability to do anything in this regard is leaving us in a situation where we have a proliferation of channels and no way to deal with them other than to delete a particular channel. However, then we lose the conversation in that channel.
I note that this feature request has been "under review" since Aug of 2018. It is now Mar of 2021. On a separate note, it would be nice if you folks kept your UserVoice site better updated. Particularly for features that (as of this date) have 2880 votes. If you folks aren't actually reviewing the feature, then change the status on UserVoice. If it is being worked on, let us know. We as your users give you our precious time to provide you with valuebale feedback, it would be nice if your team were to at least keep us updated once a quarter or once a year on the status of these high vote feature requests.
Andrew Seymour commented
As others have stated, the increased take up of Teams has caused too many Teams that could be merged into one with additional channels
Bonjour, je vois que cette question date de mai 2017 avec un retour en Aout 2018 et toujours en cours d'évaluation ????
=> peut on avoir un up date de cette question fondamentale SVP ?
Yes, the sudden upsurge in Teams use created too many under-used Channels and Teams, but they all have a little bit of activity we can't lose. Merging them would be a fantastic facility.
Yes, I need merge teams for the consolidation. Greatly appreciated.
Karen Andrews commented
I'm adding one more voice to the crowd asking for a way to merge Teams channels. It seems like it should be part of a basic Teams management tool set.
I would love to see this as well a couple of our departments ran amok creating Teams and need to be consolidated.
We currently have a development channel and a planning channel for the same project. As we get closer to implementation, it would be helpful to merge the two channels. This functionality would be greatly appreciated!
Remote working has meant Teams has become our main tool. The number of teams people have been added to has grown exponentially, and it's becoming difficult and counter-productive to work with. We need this functionality to be able to merge channels in teams, and teams with each other.
A Belanger commented
Merging teams would be an invaluable feature since project structures evolve over time and a preplanned hierarchy ages badly.
We need your help. Microsoft!
Microsoft really does have the worst product managers/owners in the business. How does such basic and essential functionality as Content Management get completely ignored or dismissed over 3-5 years?
Ann Hedger commented
In learning Teams, a lot of teams were set up which should have probably been channels. We stll need the information in those teams, but it would be much more productive if I could move this information to another team.
Daila Boufford commented
@Microsoft PLEASE provide an update on this. I have so many Teams now it has become overwhelming to remember where to post project information. We need to be able to move channels and consolidate Teams as project owners change over time.