Do not invite the whole team to a channel meeting
I saw a "Completed" story for this but that is FALSE. I scheduled a new meeting, picked a channel to mention it in, and invited the select people i wanted in it. It then proceeded to magically without my knowledge invite EVERYONE on our team which is a huge amount of people. We should be able to pick a room for the meeting to take place but not invite the whole team! If i want the whole team there i'll add them as participants!!
As far as I understand if the M365 group property
AlwaysSubscribeMembersToCalendarEvents is set to True and you add members in a team they will be invited to a channel meeting. If you later change the property to false. Add some additional users to the M365 group and then create a new channel meeting. The behaviors is not consistent.
If you where added to the group when value was true you will still get invite even when the property now on the group is false. The newly added members after it was set to false will not get the invite.
Had a ticket open with MS but they say "its by design"
Anyone also seen this behavior?
It also seems true was the default in the past when creating a team but MS decided at some point to make the default value to false. So it can be a mix of that value for different M365 groups depending on when the team was created. And it can also be a difference in one M365 group if you change the value and members have been added after the change. As far as I can see there is no option for an org. to see the current setting in the user level. For M365 group the property is visible.
@MS please fix this, clearly a misstake in the design
I found this "fix" https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/skypehybridguy/why-do-i-receive-invites-to-channel-meetings-in-microsoft-teams-mystery-solved, but the problem I'm having is with an org-wide team that's not showing up in my 365 Group list. HELP! We use the org-wide team to offer training opportunities, but don't want it to email everyone all the invites...creates extra work and confusion. Please fix this bug!!!
Worst is that I had no idea I just invited the entire team, not just the few people I specified. It was not made clear to me that the team would be invited as optional when they were not listed.
Ben-David Erlandsen commented
Please fix ASAP
Needs a LOT more flexibility on Channels and meeting invites for this to be useful. This is a major problem which will likely mean zero adoption of Teams in our group
James B commented
It's been 2,5 year since the ticket and still nothing happened...
I have the same problem and my IT guy has no clue. I’ve exited the teams channel I created to avoid this. Hope this works 😑
Yes please! What is the Point in selecting participants and optional invites if the hole team is invited. "Can joyn" through the channel post is ok but PLEASE no invite!
Fully agree with this I had suggested this on another forum.
Issue. Why when I hold a meeting in the channel is the whole team invited when it seems sensible to to be able to vary the audience but still capture the meeting against the channel/topic? While MS may view this as the purpose of a channel it artificially limits the functionality, and the below would broaden the options based on the functions that are avalible.
- Show the channel email in the invite box to signify a mass invite.
- Then allow us to delete the channel email from the invite list to stop 'mass invites'
- Allow the use of Tags (for the relevant group) in meeting invites held in a channel.
Stefano Semprini commented
Absolutely necessary: why including an attendees field when automatically the system is inviting the whole team?It is misleading and unefficient,please add a selection of the people to be invited!
This is an extremely important feature!
Please make this happen.
Please read further down. It is actually (probably) resolved in certain scenarios BUT you have to do something. Scroll down to Aug 14, 2020 for the info and get your admins to adjust any older teams that are still 'subscribed' in the old way. New teams, it seems, don't have this as they've set the defaults differently. It's related to how Group emails are dealt with, as Teams are built upon Groups.
This is also not the uservoice to complain about private channels. It's a totally different issue.
All this said, I wish there was a way for channel members NOT to receive meeting invitations, BUT still be subscribed to the group's emails (for when other people in the org email the group). That's not the case at the moment.
Unbelievable, not even a response from MS
Please make it possible. thanks.
It is unbelievable! a great product from a great company but NO hot fix yet for this urgent and critical feature after more than 2.5 years since it was first reported.
MS Teams Product manager please give this feature a critical priority and release a fix urgently.
Either enable schedule a meeting on private channels or at least have a checkbox on schedule meeting to tick it to enable sending the invite to only explicitly added participants (it is ok if others see the meeting on the channel at least they are not invited).
How annoying is this! Please for the love of god, stop inviting random people that I did not invite!!!!
Diego Mejia commented
I add my voice: PLEASE MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO SCHEDULE MEETINGS IN PRIVATE CHANNELS!!!!