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?
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This is needed asap
Lis Vestergaard Carlsen commented
A very important feuture hat would make a lot af things much easier. :-)
Please add asap, it is really needed in an educational setting.
Catalina E commented
Please add this feature in Teams.
My team is organized based on level of seniority in channels and it would be much easier if i can schedule and keep all related meetings in those channels.
Andreas K commented
Please add this feature as soon as possible. It would be so much easier to handle all our meetings with this functionality.
Git'er done. This will be a changer of a games. A game changer, if you will.
Camilo Cuervo commented
I would like to be able to do a recurring encounter on a private Teams channel. Having Outlook and teams connected, I would like to see the teams channels as a resource.
Use case: we are a small nonprofit lender to disadvantaged populations trying to get out PPP loans. We just brought on a director of lending. We have a Lending site in SharePoint and a corresponding Lending team in Teams. Many staff work on PPP loans but only certain staff are part of the core lending team. The new director of lending has to be able to schedule meetings with his new staff. I do not want to create a new Group/site/team just for his team b/c what the team is going to be doing isn't document collaboration, it's just meetings. We want to keep it all in the Lending team for clarity. What makes sense is for a private channel in the Team to be for his new core lending staff.
Can I add channels to meetings ? everytime I press add channels I have general but not having the option to add a particular channel. Thank you
I would like to easily add those in the private channel to the meeting without entering each name separately. If I could add the private channel to the invite - that would meet this need.
I need this too. At our school we currently teaching remotely because of covid and we are required by a whole school policy to schedule all lessons in advance so that students have all their lessons on their Teams calendar. I have Teams that include both standard level and higher level students, with a private channel with only the higher level students see. I need to schedule the extra lessons for the higher level students without cluttering up the calendars of the standard level students with lessons that don't apply to them.
That's absolutely necessary. So why not allow this option ?!
Tiffany Gjestvang commented
I am struggling to understand why this isn't an option for private channels. Please add this!
Another vote for this feature. If we have the "Meet Now" capabilities, scheduling meetings seems like it would (should) be possible ...
Please add this feature. It will definitely help the filing of different conversations and work.
Jose M Claver commented
I am a university professor and I would like to make two suggestions to incorporate them on Teams:
1) Be able to schedule meetings on private channels.
2) Be able to make a way to pass attendance, in real time, during a meeting .
Thank you and best regards
This is a much needed feature now. By habit, a lot of corporate discussions are on WhatsApp. The recent T&C debacle created an opportunity to move away from WhatsApp.
I have used this to move people to Teams but the lack of private channel meeting scheduling is a barrier - there are just some things that are inappropriate to be communicated beyond the private channel. PLEASE implement ASAP!
M Barker commented
Definitely a much-needed and highly valuable addition to the Teams feature set. We operate
monthly management meetings for each of out (functional) teams which include only senior members of each team/Team and currently there is no way to link these meetings to the private channel we have created where management matters within each team are otherwise discussed. These meetings will discuss information that may not always be appropriate for any/all member of the team/Team. So we currently only have the options to:
1. create a whole new Team just for members of these meetings which seems like an ineffective way to manage standard repeating monthly meetings.
2. create unlinked meetings outside of the Team they're linked to (so only features as its own 'chat' unlinked to the previous, next or any other in the series).
3. use a complicated workaround which utilises a regular meeting as a placeholder but which is begun as an entirely separate 'meet now' from within the private channel each month at the required time (which comes with its own set of practical issues with people inevitably joining the meeting in their diary and not the correct meeting inside the private channel).
Hopefully the required functionality to make this work in the background can be prioritised - it really sticks out as a commonly and frequently replicated issue across our whole business.
This is such a basic functionality issue there is NO WAY Microsoft didn't think about it. It was clearly left out for a reason - no matter how idiotic this reasoning was. Absent the ability to create meetings with small subgroups of my primary teams, MS Teams will only be a temporary solution until a proper team-based program is found. The fact that Teams has been out for as long as it has without this clearly obvious feature either speaks to the passive-aggressive idiocy of the design team or their complete incompetence.
Please add this functionality! But also add the functionality that members from my organization (who are not a member of the private channel channel), but WITH THE (automaticly generated) LINK to the meeting CAN NOT ACCESS the meeting in this private channel
It is an educational problem; I -as a teacher- want to prevent strange students to access my (schedulded) meeting, because someone in my class (channel) shared the link to the meeting with a friend...