It would be nice to have a template for the Files section in Channels. Define your directory structure once, then apply it to every new Channel created in a Team.
Tim Anderson commented
Hi all - Has there been anything on this yet? Did I miss a link?
This is a great idea.
Almost 3 years to the day since original post.... still knowt :-(
Now that most of the planet seems to have moved onto Teams, I guess 270 votes from a user base of millions doesn't really put it high on the priority list... Never mind here's my vote anyway :-)
We structure our projects as channels within our Team. Templates for channels would really help streamline things when we started a new project: Set standard tabs with pre-structured content so we can have each project familiar to users. Please add this functionality!
James D commented
After two or three years is this still not possible? The ability to create channels from templates dependant on the type of activity or workstream would be great.
Being able to create and define our own channel templates, with tabs and even down to little details like already configured planner tags etc. would be epic.
This template feature would be very helpful, especially for the tasks within a channel.
need to add the channels to the templates option
John Peterson commented
in the file section i don't want to use directories - but add columns which i can filter by.
then copy those new columns and filters to other channels within the team.
I see the problem statement repeating, any solution from anyone, MS?
Tim Kerseboom commented
This is half-possible while u are using Teams Templates. When u add a Team template as an admin you can choose "Template based on an existing team".
If the existing team has document folders in the Files tab (library) they will be taken over in the new team channels.
You'll have to wait a bit after the team is added for Teams to fill the channels and folders.
Good luck! Still not the best way, there is still some work to do.
[Deleted User] commented
I agree with Becca Johnson. A channel template would be very helpful. It would be lovely if I could create a pre-configured Task list, One note logbook etc. and then just use the template every time I need to create a channel for a new project
Agree with all comments below - we are struggling with this what can be a game changer. External vendors are offering this service at £££. if it was out of the box more and more people will adapt to the platform
Becca Johnson commented
I agree. Having a channel template is much more valuable to us than a team template. For example, we have a Team for each client we work with and a Channel for each project with that client. The Channel template could include our standard Planner, OneNote, and List app without having to create them each time.
David Wrigley commented
With Teams templates, files and folders are not yet part of the template - this feels like a real missed opportunity.
Look at Asana to see how it should be done.
definitely a MMMMMMUUUUUUUSTTTTT
Agi Saari commented
This feature is critical!
Please Microsoft add this function. I don't need templates for Teams as much as i need it for Channels. It would save so much time not having to cut and paste in the Wiki.
Having the ability to have Channel templates, or create new channels based on structure from existing channel would be very beneficial & save organizations a significant amount of time.
I'm dumbfounded this is a feature request, I would have considered it a given.
Marvin Sharp commented
This has become a critical issue with me. I have a TEAMS site under which we are setting up channels on a weekly basis. Each channel is structured the same, only with a different title. Channel templates would save us an significant amount of time.