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!!
This is really required!
Ken Garron commented
I agree with the others in this thread. My suggestions (and i would implement all of them) would be....
1) Allow the ability to invite a private channel to a meeting
2) Allow the ability to flag specific individuals at the team level who do not get invited by default. This way if you have an administrator or moderator in each team they do not get invited to everything.
3) The ability to invite a group to a meeting. In this case the group I am referring to is the area in chat where each individual can create their own group to combine contacts together as they see fit.
Dear Microsoft, please hear my plea. ( I wonder if Zoom has this issue)
Jack Cao commented
I have invited the wrong persons several times because of this.
This feature - customizing a channel to accommodate different audiences - is a critical feature for dealing with different audiences w/in the Teams Site - ex: Delivery Partners who we have meetings with and their teams within the Delivery Partners (like Training, QA, WFM, etc.). In lieu of this capability, we have to create separate Teams Sites for each purpose - totally confusing and doesn't drive the Teams usage behavior we want.
This is poor design.
The whole point of having channels is to have a separate area for an area of a subset of staff on a team to work on a particular project.
It is a common requirement to schedule meetings for a particular project for a subset of staff in a department.
Associating a meeting with a channel should not send an invite to the entire team.
Oh my goodness...I have enjoyed teams and teaching with Teams. I appreciate the platform; however, this invite is a huge problem. I scheduled EVERYTHING because I teach Kindergarten and parents wanted a schedule. I had the psychologist, bilingual assistant, behavior specialist, I do not even remember how many individuals email me and ask me to stop inviting them or they would just show up to the meeting and I had no idea why they were there, so then I would ask if they just wanted to join us, which is awkward, but then they said 'You invited me...I thought you wanted me here'...not that I cared but, anyway. I would appreciate the fix in this as well. I want to use this platform next year, even if we start school on time with face to face instruction, so this would be an important fix for me. Thank you!
Mike Larsen commented
Similar/related issue for our company also. Along the same lines here, our teammates are attempting to schedule future meetings with only Channel members and there is no clear way to accomplish this that we have found. They want to send out an invite to Channel only members and have invites go to each Channel members to accept into their Outlook calendars. They don't what to have to enter each members email address.
This issue needs to fixed urgently. Channel is the location where the meeting is posted but that doesn't mean all the members (and the guests!) of the channel are invited. We can simply select who we want to invite by the "add required/optional" attendee section.
Microsoft is making a big mistake and forcing companies to change their online work platform.
Hello! Our organization is facing the same concern!
I'm glad to have found this post. Here is our configuration:
My Teams team is called "PARTNERS", we gave all the channels the name of our different partners. The 25 people of our company are members of this team (sales, technicians, administration, etc...). For every new project with a customer we pick some employees to be part of this project. If the project deals with channel "PARTNER-A", I want to create a "meet now" with only the members of that project, and not the whole company.
Please Microsoft, let us know what you can do for that, we significantly risks overall Teams adoption failure. Thank you!
Not being able to invite only the members of a channel is certainly a contradiction. This problem poses a huge problem as ii goes against the nature of the application and forces us to modify the initial class structure that best suits our business/operational models. I really hope this gets fixed soon.
Another design flaw made by the Teams division and needs to be changed urgently!!! Inviting the whole team or most users to a Channel meeting DOES NOT MAKE SENSE in almost all cases
being able to declutter and delete private chats you no longer need
S Low-choy commented
We agree that it is complete idiocy where everyone in the Team is invited to a meeting scheduled within a channel, with a subset of participants.
In addition we have another even more annoying issue....
I suspect that ...
If a student in a Team of style class joins a meeting before Owners, then they can't see shared screen. Also the Owners jave to quit an d rejoin Teams in order to see the list of participants in the channel (and meeting).
This suggests some problems with Event triggers in the object oriented programming behind the scenes. I hope MS tidied this extremely irritating issue up.
We are seriously considering we need to change platforms...
When I have an invite to a channel in Slack, I just invite the slack channel. It doesn't invite everyone on slack.
When I have an invite to a channel in Teams, I just want it to go to that Teams Channel (dev team, marketing, etc) and not the whole organization. I also don't want to have 8 sharepoint end points to manage.
Bob Belcher commented
I want to invite 40 or so people to a Teams meeting (on Teams Software). I don't want to enter 40 names! I've copied their email addresses from a spreadsheet and pasted them. Failed. I added ; after each name, failed. I added a comma after each name, failed. it's easy to do this in Outlook, but not in the Teams software. Am I missing something?
Georgina Mayfield commented
PLEASE FIX THIS!!!! What's the use of inviting a select group on a team channel meeting and it sends the invite to ALL. FRUSTRATING!
Two years and still nothing done?
This is infuriating. I want to keep the meeting in channel to keep things nice and tidy, but inviting 70 people to a meeting when there's only three needed and no one else has any need to even know about it?
I just invited 50 people to a channel meeting meant for 2 people. Thanks MS! Why would you email the entire planet if you have a field for required and optional attendees?
please bring back the feature of inviting selected people only in channel/subchannel. very important to have a more focused group of discussion involving the right personnel...
Please allow us to select the participants as previous and only allow invitees to enter the specific channnel. In is inconvenience and defeat the purpose of having sub-channel if everyone are invited automatically.