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Default Tab for Channels (Not Conversation)

Allow Admins to set a Default Tab when users open a Channel.

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    Ian Kessler shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1. Default tab needs to be user defined at some level. Continually having to change it every time we switch channels interferes with efficient working - a waste of time.

      • Christophe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this. Sometimes a channel is document-centric, or task-centric. In such cases, the default tab should be the Files tab, or a specific document, or the tasks tab (whether it's Planner or another task app).

        There might be other use cases as well. For example have the wiki or OneNote as default tab for a notes-centric channel. Or have a dashboard (Power BI) as default.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE allow default landing to be user set, conversations have remained intrusive for a year and EVERY time we use Teams we switch to Files view.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would a be a great idea as could put a SharePoint page of information as the first thing the user sees on entering the channel.

      • Roger Torres commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must. It would make Teams usable for a far wider range of users. Having the ability to default tab the Wiki tab, specifically, suddenly makes channels far more user friendly.

      • Dulcey Sprague commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is EXTREMELY important for usability. We can't even use the Files link on the right pane to as a direct link to the files because it shows files they don't have access to in teams. That needs to be fixed as well.

      • Jeremy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is really important. please put this in for owners of teams to be able to set default tabs for new channels

      • Robert Blount commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have just been asked about changing the default tab away from conversations to planner and had to say no you cannot do it. So I have two votes on this from my company

      • Tamra King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We cannot effectively guide the Team members toward effective use of a specific Tab in a Channel if we cannot make it the default user landing tab for that Channel. With no ability to even send a link to a Tab, the default member experience for that team is not configurable at all. If we cannot provide a link to a Tab in a Channel, then it is a must to be able to set a Default Tab for each Channel. Conversations are not the central goal of many teams.

      • Darren Edgerly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Completely agreed. Wiki's are not portable like OneNotes so I would vote to reduce default tabs to Conversations & Files and leave Wiki as an option to add.

      • Rebecca Hill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be incredibly useful for our organisation. Having the ability to customize the default tab seems like a must in the current working environment. We have tabs that are far more vital to our work than conversations, moving the conversations tab would greatly improve our workflow!

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