Make public channel private
It would be nice to convert some of our already established channels to private now the feature is available in the same way it may be desired to de-classify a private channel to public at some point too.
Currently a channel privacy can only be set during creation.
Thank you for your feedback! The team has reviewed this request and has added it to our backlog for both Standard (Public) to Private and Private to Standard (Public) channel conversion. We will share an update as soon as it’s available.
Requesting the same functionality to change a channel from public to private after creation as part of the app functionality too. It is a major hinderance to our adoption of Teams.
Apparently there is a third party solution out there to convert channels from public to private, see their website https://agatsoftware.com/microsoft-teams-channel-management/
Jennifer Hsiao commented
I'm hoping this is still in the works. Confidentiality issues and my group being the go-between to manage multiple channels for many groups has made this a nightmare.
Andre Sara commented
@Alex - Any updates?
Marco Teixeira commented
Your backlog must be really big... Any estimated date on this feature beeing delivered?
Leon Oost commented
Over 1 year have passed and still no update. Since the start of Covid Teams exploded in usage and this becomes more important. Please give us an update on the status.
this is causing MS teams to be very inconvenient to be used. as Teams/Channels members/contents change over time, currently we have to create numerous teams, or always delete and recreate new channels to be able to use it effectively.
Julio Villanueva commented
Me equivoque al crear un canal lo puse en público pero lo quería en privado, lo elimine para volver a crearlo, pero no se puede que porque ya existe, ¿Cómo si ya lo elimine?
Gina Misa commented
Is this function avail yet? To turn a private channel to public? I, too, created a channel while it was being created and tested.
Any new updates on this?
Здравстуйте.Мы бы хотели что бы добавили функцию изменения каналов в Тимсе со стандартных на приватную и наоборот.
H.-P. Baum commented
It is up to now very cumbersome to convert a public team to private, and all logged information, if any exists already, will be lost. Similarly for the conversion from private to public (which should be easier).
The possibility to effect these conversion should be added to Teams, and will be most welcome.
Hoping that this feature will be updated soon. I have my own backlog of channels that we want to move from private to public without losing all of the history.
Eric Herbert commented
If we get to 1,000 requests for status / expectation does that trigger a response from an admin? Because it's obvious that 2 years and 895 requests were inadequate.
Seems to me that Agile has allowed all of us in technology to continue to provide a shitty experience for our customers but somehow we all feel better about it because it's a new paradigm and putting things in "backlog" somehow justifies our lack of engagement and communication.
Cornelia Stichnoth commented
what is the current status? The feature is urgently needed to restructure teams in an uncomplicated way. Hope there will be good news for us users in the near future.
@Microsoft - any update on this yet? This is a key function.... we have new members of our team which means we want to make a channel from private into public, without losing everything that has already been done within the channel.
It became clear that this design was a significant booboo over eighteen months ago when Teams became far more heavily used. Bump it up the backlog list, please!
Just wanted to stress the importance of this feature again.
Has there been any movement/progress on this capability in the year since this was first posted?
It would be good to be able to convert a private channel to a public channel and vice versa.
Nearly 2 years later and 8387 votes later why is this still not an option?