Support to host a meeting in a Private Channel
Hi there, I've setup a private channel in a Team for supervisors only. I'd like to "host" the regular staff meeting in the private channel, but i can only select "public" channels. Can Microsoft add the ability to host Team meetings within a private channel?
Thank you for your feedback. The team has this item under review. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Celeste Visagie commented
This becoming more and more important, so please please please add this feature to Teams.
Marti Shields commented
Add my support for this functionality - it's a real showstopper for channels because without this functionality, I will set up TEAMS of select individuals instead of a Channel under a larger group's TEAM. Teams Proliferation, here I come!
Epiq Brian commented
Standard channel functionality such as scheduling meetings should have been part of private channels from launch of the feature. Hard to believe this has been "under review" since December 2020.
Fabián Alberto Aguilera Barraza commented
This is an important characteristic that must be implemented ASAP by Microsoft Developers. It is specially useful in academic and business environment if we have some concern about privacy.
Henry Seron commented
It is ridiculous that we cannot create meetings in private channels. This should have been an essential function from the beginning.
Ester Caballol Murcia commented
It's an essential function, it will increase our productivity.
REALLY need this. Current work arounds are kludge at best.
It speaks volumes this basic feature which was requested in 2019 has not been resolved as of 2021. I would appreciate this flexibility. Having to do work arounds is not ideal, and there is a clear reason why this is important.
It is a basic function, please support it asap, thanks.
jason tan commented
It's essential to have the ability to schedule meeting via Private Channel, so that we can keep all the meeting agenda and minutes out of public eyes.
It not manageable to create New Channel as workaround here. Will put a stop to all my Team deployment until such feature get implemented. Thanks.
Why is not a feature already This seems really basic
Rajesh Naik commented
Private channels in Teams is an important part of collaboration. Inability to schedule meetings of private Channel limits use of the platform for Focussed work
For our project team to effectively use Teams this feature is a must have! Please approve and add this to a future release.
Is anyone else puzzled why it can't be done, or why a decision was made that it can't be done? Without any feedback from MS on this, one can't argue with jB questioning whether they actually use their own software. It's a no brainer that you'd want the ability to schedule a meeting between a private group of people within a project.
Marie Monaghan commented
agree with all the comments below. the channels seem to offer poor functionality and are a missed opportunity.
It's hard to believe this is not an option and it's not even being worked on. Does Microsoft use their own products, because who wouldn't want to be able to schedule a meeting in private channel.
We held off trying out Private Channels for a significant period of time. Last week we decided to give them a shot. So far it seems like this is a very limited beta/preview feature and lacks almost all necessary capabilities for standard Teams usage.
I think we'll need to rethink using this non-feature until it has the standard capabilities that Teams channels have had for years now. Super disappointing as we had some cool plans for this. Maybe don't advertise things like this as features if they aren't even 10% finished?
we should generalize the problem.
everything should be possible in private channels that is also possible in public channels.
Planner, calendar, meetings etc.
Unfortunately there is no feedback from the microsoft team.
Is there any other platform where we are listened to.