Convert Private Channel to Public Channel
Its good that Private channels are introduced in MS Teams. Can we have a option to convert a private channel to public channel.
Thanks & Regards,
Thank you for your feedback! The team has reviewed this request and has added it to our backlog for both Private to Standard (Public) and Standard (Public) to Private channel conversion. We will share an update as soon as it’s available.
When will it be possible to change a private channel back to public? A feature that is absolutely needed!
Mary A commented
Please allow this option because there are still bugs happening when adding members to the private channel. To allow everyone access then I need to create a channel all over again making it public. This happens many times now and still no solution.
Umesh Hannikeri commented
Really waiting for this options to be released soon. Hope the next releases have this option. Thanks.
Lisa Cole commented
This would be hugely useful! Many times, nascent issues begin as pretty much private affairs, and then as they mature, others need to be brought into the conversation. I would wholeheartedly recommend that converting from a Private to Public channel be brought forward on the list of features to introduce. HUGE! thx
Alexis Zegarra commented
Are there any news on this issue? I think it is really important to have this alternative
Please make the ability to change a channel from public to private and vice versa. It will help me greatly as I am now going to be teaching 2 grade levels simultaneously and would like them to all be members of the Team but not have access to all the channels. HELP!
Is there any update on when this feature will be available for common use?
Christian Sangiuseppe commented
I get that it's not a simple switch to add this "feature" but it's a real issue not being able to turn a channel that already has lots of historical conversations from private to public. As the channel develops so does how it's used so this should be an option. One issue is that we are now having to manually add everyone in the team to a private channel so that they can see posts. When we want to @mention a TAG however, this isn't possible in a private channel so we now have to keep @mentioning each user individually. Please please please expedite this function...
Please enable the ability to turn private channels into public channels and vise-versa
as an admin in the org that's got lots of private channel.. i do not want this.. while i can sympathise with an end user who may want to do this, i can also sympathise with the end users who contributed conversations and files to a private channel when it was private, not having any say in the "release" of this data
Quite disappointed as this could have been a toggle feature from Private to Public or included in "Settings">Permissions under Manage Channels option.
Shelby de Nijs commented
Graag deze functionaliteit - ts good that Private channels are introduced in MS Teams. Can we have a option to convert a private channel to public channel. - zo snel mogelijk op de road map zetten
Also, I don't understand why I cannot schedule a meeting for a private channel.
Clay Johnson commented
Upvote this feature. Please implement quickly.
This is truely bizarre. There is no information to say that once you set this up as either public or private, you cannot later change it (whether you have any members/activity or not).
We have no intention of users going to SharePoint, so why it has not been set up for flexibiliy from the start.
So if you set up your groupings of people as private channels, then want to create a meeting for that channel, you can't. That is not possible with private channelst, but you are not informed of that. Fabulous.
Chris Kon commented
I helping a school with the Teams, I asked the teachers to create private channels for each child so this way to have the one to one conversation, some of them by mistake create public channels, when they realise this they delete the channel and they create a new private, but on private channels is a limit of 33, so in a class of 30 kids if you do more than 4 mistakes you need to recreate the hall class, if you can convert the public to private will resolve the issue.
I´m waiting for both: Private to Standard (Public) and Standard (Public) to Private channel conversion. Thanks!
We teachers use private channels for groups work with students. Private channel is good for working perios so students won't pry on other groups work BUT we need to make them public when they're presenting and getting feedback from other groups so it would be good if tgerr would be swich with class teams that private channels ban be converted to public, of course only tge owner could to this shift.
Camilla Hajny Svensson commented
I see a risk with this feature. Information inside the channel, as well as conversations was probably done considering that it was a private channel. For security reasons I think it should be OK to change a public channel to private, but not the other way around. Better to create a new channel then, and move what is OK to be shared as in public mode.
As members are added to a Team, certain channels may need to have restricted access. The ability to change a channel from public to private is necessary to prevent a secondary Team from being created. Thanks