Unify or synchronize posts across channels with @channel references
When in a channel (e.g., channel1) and you @-mention a different channel (e.g., @channel2) in a post, the post should appear in BOTH channels and the conversation between them should be syncronized.
This would allow people to better manage conversations that cross multiple channel domains.
Mark Marston commented
yup. Cross-posting is a missing feature here. Manually updating each channel is tedious.
YES! YES! YES! Anytime a channel is mentioned (@Channel) it should show in that Channel's conversation feed. Our channels are constantly cross-referenced, and we really need to be able to see all the mentions for a particular channel in one place. The conversation tab of that Channel seems like it should collect all mentions for that channel, along with all activity, wherever the mention occurred.
This needs to happen! This is a feature our company lost in the move from Slack to Teams. Not everyone in our 250+ person staff is on the same channel but I want to be able to cross-post to specific channels and have the post show up on ALL the @channels!
I would say keep @channel function as it is (to notify the team), and add a new +channel feature which puts a copy of the message in that channel. e.g:
From Channel1, someone writes something and adds +Channel2 somewhere in the message. That message automatically gets displayed in Channel2 and the replies on that post/message from both Channels 1 or 2 get shown in both Channels.
This gives users the ability to, for example, copy back office staff on the messages that are relevant to them and the back office team can participate in a discussion on the threads that they're copied in on. Keeps them focused on their channel and the bits they're copied in on.
Steve Chen commented
We would also love to have a simply "cross post" like we have in Yammer. Here you can copy the link to a post or conversation and re-post it on another group or channel. That would keep the main thread active and updates will be entertained via the link the same.
Yes I agree! We are trying to let everyone know of a request - I can go into our general channel and do an @ for the request channel, but when i go to the request channel that mention isn't there. VERY FRUSTRATING! Nobody is watching the request channel, only the general channel so if they don't happen to look at the moment the request is sent out, it can become lost in the conversation. Would be nice to just open the request channel and see all the requests that have been made mentioning that channel in the general channel.