Allow scheduling a meeting as private (hidden details)
When you schedule a meeting in Outlook you can choose to mark it as private so that it does not show up in your calendar. This is very useful sometimes when you have a calendar everyone is allowed to view. This features appears to be missing in Microsoft Teams.
hi guys, you said we can schedule a private meeting in teams in your user guide, but when we try to do it we cannot do that. and your support guy also said we cannot do it. so which one is right?
This may become a showstopper for changing user behavior to use Outlook less, and Teams more. So I also request this feature to be prioritized in Teams.
Because Teams does not recognize private meetings as private, it ALSO means that private meeting details remain visible from Teams-enabled devices (such as desktop phones).
This is a significant privacy issue. Microsoft needs to train Teams to recognize private meetings as private.
This is something that I keep getting asked for when delivering End User Adoption Training. Lots of people mark meetings as private in their outlook calendars but they are unable to do so if they schedule the meeting from Teams.
I second this feature. We really need to have private meetings hidden.
Stian Svendsen commented
We really need this, as every Teams meeting shows up in the attendees Outlook calendar which everyone in the company has access to. Some meetings have sensitive information, hence you should be able to mark them as private so that its information is hidden for others when viewing attendees' calendars in Outlook.
Roy F commented
I upvoted this, wanting the ability to mark some meetings and some channels as private. A meeting scheduled on a private channel would of course be private to that channel (by default, but could be opened). For example, a team has some leadership members. They want to discuss team sensisitive information (staffing, assignments, etc.) in a channel called Management and restrict it to 3 of the 20 team members.
Workaround: Schedule private independent meetings, i.e. independent of Teams.