Display the description of the team and channels
Every team and channel has a description that can be entered, yet there doesn't seem to be any way to see that description unless you can edit. How about making the description visible under the title in the right window? Maybe even a setting that allows me to make descriptions visible or not (on/off switch).
Really hard for a trainer in a company to guide employees on the which team is the correct one to find/post information without this information being available for them to see.
Also agree. Teams and channels change over time. Users need to be able to see a complete description of both in order to properly find and post information in the right team.
Same as Rainer below - As a user, I want to be able to look at the description of teams that I have been invited to, so that I can understand why I have been added to the team.
Rainer Otte commented
As a user, I want to be able to look at the description of teams that I have been invited to, so that I can understand why I have been added to the team.
Patrick O'Toole commented
Looks like the canonical suggestion that's gotten MS attention is: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18556948-editable-teams-and-channels-header
Martin Leroux commented
IRC clients have this description banner with text + useful links, do the same please, or remove the description option as it is pointless for now.
Beyond belief even for MicroSoft. An utterly pointless feature promoted when you create a Team so it suggests it's useful but then invisible. Idiotic.
OMG - How long we should wait until the editing of a channel description is it worth at all!? It is simple for a developer to display the channel description as hoover text to a channel name (mouse-over)!
Tom Blubaugh commented
How many votes does it take to get this done?
Uh, yeah, why have a description if it doesn't show up anywhere?
Helen S commented
I agree that the channel description should display as a tool tip for the reasons of search ability and being able to identify the use case of a channel.
Yes! I would like to be able to configure tooltip content on channel mouse-over. It could be display channel name (but why?) or channel description, or several other options. It probably makes the most sense to just be able to toggle on/off the channel tooltips to either display the Channel description or nothing at all. Pretty please. :)
It makes no sense for it to re-state the Channel name. We already can see the channel name. I need Team participants to be able to quickly see the point of the Channel.
T H commented
You can see a partial description when searching for teams, but when you mouse over to see the full description, it just states 'Join Team.'
I end up having to join the team and then look inside to see if it is something I am interested in or if I was in the correct place.
Make it so when you hover over, the entire description is shown, and move the join button.
I concur.... why have the optional field if no one ever sees it? It should be displayed somewhere.
This post was initially raised in April 2018 and from what I have read, 100% of posts support the description being displayed. Why can't Microsoft respond and address this basic requirement?
Put the description as a tooltip on the channel's name (like mouseover) could be a quick solution for the desktop version. Now as tooltip on the channel's name there's the channel name repeated.
Rob R commented
This is essential - we want to be able to build communities around the teams and channels but its really difficult to discover what a channel's purpose is just from the name alone.
Being able to "pin" the description to the top of the channel would be great as a option, then users caan hide it to regain space once their know what it's for.
Jarmo Elukka Eskelinen commented
THIS IS A MUST! Description is useless as it is.
Dave Hoder commented
Agreed the description is kind of useless as it is. My vote would be a tool tip when hovering over the channel name at least, and if it goes in the main window move the tabs under the channel name (providing more room for everything to fit at the top). Names are already being truncated to try and fit everything in one row.