Allow Group Chats to be Converted into a Team Channel
There are times when people start a conversation as a chat with a few people, and the chat gathers momentum and eventually becomes a regular chat room. It would be great to be able to convert a private chat into a Team Channel. The way it could work is, if the members of the chat are all part of the same team, you have a function where you can select that team from a dropdown list, and "Convert to Team Channel". The private chat would become a permanent team, and all previous chat history would be retained in the newly created team.
We need this too!
Are there actually responses from the devs to these requests? What is status of 4 year old request?
Really needing this for Teams to work for us. Very obvious and necessary feature for a lot of people.
Jo Eckersley commented
Please add this feature - I would find it useful
James Padkin commented
Yes, this feature would be very useful, I would also like it to be from a chat history within a meeting.
Please add chat/group chat to channel conversion feature.
Scott White commented
Absolutely. We run into this issue frequently and waste time converting manually. This feature would allow a natural flow. Starting with a video meeting to discuss a new idea, with supplemental information posted to meeting chat after the meeting, both comments and files, then the decision is made to consider it a project, and a team channel is created. But, the unnatural break between a group chat and a channel is confusing and frustrating. The team or channel has to be manually created and external staff or consultants added, then all the files accumulated in the chat have to be downloaded individually and then uploaded to the Terms channel. I've lost count of often we have had to do this. It really applies to creative endeavours.
Yes, please this feature is needed.
Jasper Nygaard commented
Yup - needed this feature today also. Group chat need to be promoted to a channel and includes so much relevant historical information, that simply cannot dicard.
Kimmo Ranta commented
Hello! This is absolutely something we need. Some competitive apps have it so why not Teams too!
Please create this feature - many projects start as a chat, with some files flying around. Once it becomes a serious project, I need to convert it into a Team Channel. Or at least import the chat into the Team Channel.
Please consider adding this feature soonest. As far as I can see, it will assist many user groups to get better organized.
Björn Kahlert commented
Hey Mr and Mrs Microsoft,
this feature request has not only been created 4 years ago but it's also still active. For me, that would be proof enough that this feature is legit and important.
I guess, this is not implemented as we are able to 'PIN' a chat to make it sticky
This request was made 4 years ago. 4 years! I can't fathom the reason this hasn't been prioritized.
A Belanger commented
Please make this happen. Older messages get deleted in chat and sometimes a conversation turns into a project and the record of information pertinent to it needs to be preserved.
Beryl M commented
Very useful feature. Please make it happen.
Kamal Kant Paliwal commented
To contorl and organize communication, we need this feature as team members start chat with one or two members initially and after certain duration everyone from team join this group chat, started sharing ideas, files and the original Team for this purpose remian inactive no communication. So it would be great if there is an option which allows to convert group chat into new channel of any existing Teams or merge inot General channel.
Most needed feature for me in Teams at the moment - We have too many chats that does not have a reply function or the ability to have headers etc.
Derek Veilleux commented
I NEED this feature! Sometimes a chat turns into a full blown team project. Please add this feature!