hard delete deleted channels
is there any way of "hard" deleting, deleted channels?
i've did some testing regarding the 200 channel limit, now i can't create new channels, as still the limit is reached because the test channels are still under deleted channels….
For anyone converting standard channels to private. Rename the channel first, then delete it and recreate a new channel with the same name. If it is deleted with the original name, the name is taken.
Please fix purging of deleted Teams! With PowerShell would help. But it should also be avaliable from UI. Both in client and in Admin Center!
Three points that are a must in my opinion:
1. Increase the limit of private channels (100?)
2. Allow for a hard delete
3. Allow for names to be re-used (this should be covered by point 2).
The current constraints are a real pain and even the workaround of restoring a deleted channel and renaming it isn't great as it retains information from the original such as the document folder name and the limit is still 30. Also cannot change private/public access with that workaround
Pau Berenguer commented
This is absurd. Fix it
The limit is one thing. Other issues are:
- Not giving warning to team admins that the amount of channels is approaching the max.
- including deleted channels in the count is stupid.
- having to wait 30 days for a "soft delete" with no way of overriding.
Miguel Angel commented
Hi, arriving here searching for the same solution....
Farley Lai commented
It's 2021 and not fixed yet?
Please provide a feature wherein we can create new private channels by deleting existing channels thereby creating space!!!!!!
Please help to delete this - its very annoying I use these channels for staff attendance and I have always people coming and going from a company
V Anandkumar commented
Please provide a feature wherein we can create new private channels by deleting existing channels thereby creating space. The no. of private channels should be made 100. Creation of Sub-channels will be very useful. Please provide that feature as well. Also, we should be allowed to move a channel from one team to other team. Adding participants to a newly created Team and newly created channel is a waste of time. Request Microsoft Technical Team to make this collaborator tool more user friendly. Sometimes minor changes in features can do wonders.
John Moscato commented
I cannot permanently delete channels - public or private - either. This is preventing me from adding new private channels to our team. Please provide a way to clear out these deleted channels. Some our over 5 months old!!!
We opened a premier support case and were told to add a voice here. I agree with an earlier comment that at the very least deleted channels should be exposed via PowerShell with an option to permanently delete - thank you.
Please fix so we can delete channels permanent
The deleted channels disturbs, because when you create a new channel and want the same name as an deleted channel it's a conflict.
Thank you for listening
hum we have channels that are over 120 days old and will not purge from the system plus when you use powershell command "get-teamchannels" it only returns the active channels there should be a way to view and purge the deleted channels from a shel.l
Please allow to mnually purge deleted channels to free up space for new channels when reaching the limit of 200.
Please allow for forced deletion of channels to free up space
Tim Hill commented
Guys seriously this is a problem. We are trying to manage within the 200 limit (and wish it was higher), but if even deleting the channel does not free up room for more channels to be created, it causes huge disruption to our business process. PLEASE FIX THIS. Surely it cannot be too hard to do compared to all the other great stuff you are building.
fix this.....really this has become an issue. if a channel is created as the wrong type you are sol. should be able to hard delete and recreate.
as teams admins we really need the ability to delete channels before the 30days is up, do Microsoft not trust admins to make this call on our own?
Pietro Corti commented
Definitely allow admin to purge deleted channel (public and private)
Stephen Marshall commented
I am going to go on the same rant. It is ridiculous that we are limited to 30 private channels and cannot hard delete within the time window. This is a limitation that needs to be corrected. If if the option is through the Teams administrator.
Actually I don't need too much channel active, I erased long time ago but still there.... help with this issue...