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.
Very much needed, we have multiple private channel within our teams and need the ability to select the private channel when scheduling meetings.
Fully agree that this would be a logical enhancement. Doesn't make much sense to have a private channel that you can't schedule meetings in.
much needed, very illogical to me that it wasn't implemented in the first place
Cette fonctionnalité est absolument indispensable. Nous devons créer des équipes privées pour pouvoir y ajouter des canaux publics pour assurer le suivi des réunions et des notes de réunions. Merci de bien vouloir prendre en compte cette demande de manière priprotaire.
Anonymous Teacher commented
I have run into this issue for the first time today, and cannot believe it's still open (have seen many people have been signalling this for well over a year).
Any news Microsoft Team? Please include this soon in updates - it's fundamental to many many Teams users. Thanks in advance.
Please make it possible to schedule meetings in a private channel. I have recurring CONFIDENTIAL meetings with Team members and having other members attempt to enter these meetings simply because they saw a meeting has started is distracting, off-putting, and suggests there is no confidentiality. I do not want to create separate Teams just for this purpose. If I can schedule a meeting in a public channel, I should be able to do so in private channels, too.
Roberto Sanchez commented
Soy docente de la asignatura de Artes Plásticas, y tengo más de 400 estudiantes, es por ello que he creado un canal, y cree canales privados, pero resulta que no puedo calendarizar reuniones en un canal privado. por favor dennos la posibilidad de hacerlo, facilitaría mucho mi vida.
Please please add Schedule a Meeting in a Private Channel. I really don't understand why this wasn't added in the first place. I see this has been "Under Review" since Dec 2 and was wondering if there are any updates on this? Is it still being considered? Is it being worked on? Has it been tossed in the trash? Any update would be appreciated.
I couldn't agree more, there are some projects that require private team channels, there for private meetings as well.
SILLY how they don't include this functionality along with the Private Channel Feature. It is ONLY NATURAL for people of a Private Channel to schedule a PRIVATE MEETING with the member of PRIVATE CHANNEL.
Oldrich Stary commented
It is reprehensible that it is not done yet (the user community has been calling for it for more than a year). It is absolutely essential and necessary for our work. It is logical that within the team - the classroom, there are teachers and students. Teachers need to meet regularly and, of course, in a private channel. Don't mind whether to do it and please do it now.
Otto Bottger commented
It would be really useful to be able to schedule meetings within private channels... in fact, I dont see what dogmatic, ideological, or whatever other reason may have lead to this logic... as if members of a private channel would always be available for each other, and never need to plan? Puzzling to say the least.
Sharon Altena commented
Is there a timeline for being able to schedule meetings in private channels. It really is essential for university students undertaking group projects. The Meet Now feature is really not cutting it.
Luric Camaño commented
Me gustaría que en los canales privados se pueda programar reuniones, así como crear tareas dentro de estos canales. Seria buenísimo
Hi Alex. This should be a no brainer... not under review
Oh FFS Admin! How can this just be "Under Review"?
Get on with it and fix it!
I've just spent a week manually loading 800 students into private channels because the batch enrolement function is not easily accessible (if it works), and now I can't use the channels because I can't schedule meetings in it. Without this function the private channels are basically useless.
Microsoft fixating on Flash over bang. Ignoring admins to further internal agenda. Have you admins seen the plethora of M365 Service Health Notifications? Most list the cause as "we deployed something and it messed things up" This means a ton of time to troubleshoot, rollback, re-engineer and redeploy the change. Think of all that time wasted because of crudy and poorly tested code. If they programmed and deployed using the world accepted Pm best practice of PPDIOO methodology they would have more time to deploy needed features. https://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1608131&seqNum=3
If they stopped wasting time they coud roll out needed features. Consider that only a fraction of admins will take the time to complain so if you see 828 comments and 5500 votes that there are many more wanting the feature
They need to concentrate on what admins need. Make the admins happy and you accomplished a lot. BTW, where is the total tenant back up feature? We should have the ability to restore anything in our tenants, where is the True Mail archive feature? eDiscovery is a Joke. GFI, MailStore and Mimecast have wonderful features, including restore to mailbox? Relying on Legal Hold to keep emails available for governmental public records requests??? Where is the ability to block hundreds of thousands of hack attempts against Exchange Online servers. Do you think 10,000 failed access attempts from a single IP should be allowed??? Where is the Feature for all admins to remove a malicious email from mailboxes? ScanMail has it. Does Microsoft think companies have tons of idle admins standing by to write boolean queries to remove emails using power shell? If Microsoft was doing things the correct way, admins would be saying "Take my Money!!" to buy services
This makes absolutely no sense. Private channels should be no different than public channels when scheduling meetings.
This feature is an essential requirement for efficient and safe use of Teams in our education environment. Please work on providing the ability to schedule meetings in private channels as soon as possible,