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.
Garry Olah commented
Not being able to move or merge channels is a weak link! Add this ASAP
Ray Barber commented
Agreed, a simple way to merge channels and select if you want to take chat data and what date range as well as files. I don't think permissions should be copied though it should just inherit the permissions of the new Team, up to the person merging to sort out any permissions/sharing issues after.
This says it is Under review when will it be implemented?
Marco Fabbri commented
I would make great ise of this feature! We have 8+ channels and realised that it only confusing the users. We would love to be able to consolidate the channels without loosing the content posted in the past.
Chris Loe commented
This is a must have feature, organisations change, portfolio's and projects change both of which are directly linked to the way in which you would structure your Teams and Channels. The inability to merge and consolidate as and when the world around Teams changes is a real barrier to adoption.
Marius Holzer commented
Cecile Burton commented
When is this going to happen? - agree with comments below, needs to be addressed sooner than later!
Layla Hahka commented
This would help tremendously!
Mark Lankhorst commented
I think it is very relevant to be able to merge teams or channels from teams. Organizations are continiously changing. The tasks and responsibillity's from employees / departments also change because of that. It should NOT be a problem to merge channels and teams without losing all history.
Jean Desnoyers commented
Any update on this seems it has been under evaluation for a full year
Jim Suttmann commented
My organization is broken up into regions, which are all actively using Teams. In order to consolidate communications across regions, we need to pull all the regional teams into a single parent team. While I understand this feature isn't available now, it would good to know the timeline for when to expect it. That way I can properly set expectations within my organization.
This is the 5th most voted on feature that DOES NOT have any sort of 'In Progress' status! It was suggested in 2017! I was placed Under Review in 2018! Its almost 2020 Microsoft, lets get this suggestion on the roadmap!!!
Sprawl is the biggest challenge we have with Teams. When a Channel is created and content/collaboration begins to flow often times people realize the content is far to similar to an existing Channel, and here in lies the problem. Now information is split, and duplicate work must be done or risk content being missed. This is a simple enough idea, and it should be implemented immediately!
Please vote UP and please COMMENT!
Ashok N commented
I have been using (and promoting!!) Teams in my organisation. It is a fanstastic way to work. I would really love the feature of merging channels, as sometimes we inadvertently create multiple channels and it becomes cumbersome to work.
just in the phase of establishing teams; and to streamline teams and management efforts of too many teams to look after this feature is critical to me
Galen Hoeflinger commented
I want to echo the most recent comments, due to how private channels were implemented (unable to apply to existing channels), this functionality is more critical than ever and would allow our firm to move forward with Teams more efficiently. Merging channels is a natural logic for Teams users as projects evolve and update would be greatly appreciated.
Thomas Legrand commented
I have a question if I merge a public channel with a private channel what will be the type of channel at the end (public or private) and will the documents and the different connectors also are merged?
Hi - now that Private channels have been released in Teams, this channel merging feature is really much more important...to date, we've had to set up separate teams for private discussions, but now we can use private channels so we really want to move the discussions from the private/extra/separate teams...
So 15 months of review has led to what decision...?
Clemens Wittekind commented
Would love to have this feature. TEAMS merge in reality. If this application is to serve TEAMS it needs to be flexible enough to adjust to changes in organizations.
Rachel Profitt commented
We actually had another scenario where we had three separate teams with many channels. We had to merge all the teams and channels into one large team with all the channels. In some cases, the same channel existed in multiple teams so the merging exercising was at the channel level. In other cases the channel did not exist so it was just moving a channel from one team to another team. It took a single resource more than two weeks to do the merging/moving manually and the process was very error prone.