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.
Teams channel merge + history migration - UPDATE REQUEST. Please and thanks. 3 years is a silly long time to wait for this basic functionality. Priority update please.
Wow a 3 year REVIEW PROCESS WITH NO RESULTS?!!! We understand the Microsoft is only a small startup with limited resources but even then, 3 years and still nothing? Give apple a call see if they can assist you.😡😠
Alexis Camins commented
Need. Let's go Microsoft!
Update please, We are a MS Partner and many of our customers are clamoring for this simple, yet elusive ability to merge many channels into one, including chat history. I see 3rd party tools out there with demos of how their solution (costs $$$) can do this so it is quite possible to do for sure.
Hi all, any update yet?
S. Sei commented
There must be immediatley the function implemented, that you can easily can move channels / whole teams from one to another team or to integrate an existing team into another team.
This is an annoying limitation in the current product. It should be possible to make changes in Teams to follow organizational changes.
Would be nice if there is an update to this, since it is under review for about 3 years now...
Wendy Tomaiolo commented
Can you provide a status update on this long-awaited request?
With the extensiveness of teams usage across the world, one would think that Teams features would be growing in maturity and become increasingly intuitive. However, just off of my head, I can already identify so many glaring issues with Teams that has been asked since the launch of it.
For example, the lack of flexibility for apps like Wiki/OneNote which is meant to take notetaking because of their limitations; the inability to mass import guests on Teams but for some miraculous reason is available on web; which brings me to the next point of the "unique" features available exclusively on different platforms (phone app/desktop app/web app); and lastly, the lack of a master file that can easily be pinned rather than a ton of smaller channel folders. This list is not exhaustive.
It is sad and disappointing to see the amount of unsolved issues and limitations that I come up across online whenever I try to search for a solution myself. Buy for some reason, the amount of partnerships with other third party apps have increased at a much faster rate than the problems are being resolved. My current experience with teams so far has led me to conclude that Teams is only trying to achieve more corporate partnerships and capitalize on the users at the expense of spending some more manpower to solve all the nitty gritty issues faced by everyday users.
We paid for Sharegate AND apps4pro teams migrator. Neither of them offer the functionality we are looking for. We need the ability to migrate/merge channels and content to and from different teams/channels.
Would also love to be able to merge Group Chat into a channel in a Team as many companies don't start using Teams and Channels immediately, then realise they should. Group chats are too hard to find and organise.
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