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.
Andy Saleen commented
Almost a year later... how about an update?
We need this you lose all your conv history often times you dont know in advance and if the conv has already started dont want to re-create everything
Brett Varnam commented
Key functionality missing to encourage greater use of Teams in our enterprise, last update nearly a year ago, come on Microsoft!
Van VD commented
Any updates about the channel conversion?
Mike Smit commented
It's really annoying you can't change the channel form Private to Public especially when the project is finished or a ongoing project and you need share with the Public.
Anna Holaday commented
Just adding to the ongoing ask of an ETA for this feature update. I am starting a new fiscal as the manager of numerous field projects with many different SPOCs and team members. I need to change these public channels to private to streamline the workflow for the project members.
This is a really relevant feature and seems a no-brainer to implement in the short-term. Thanks.
This is a really urgent need for my support organisation! When will this be implemented?
Head of Support DACH
Any updates about the channel conversion? We need to change an existing public channel to a private channel.
Kevin B commented
I understand the complication with regards to Private Channels being separate SP sites etc... but This is a fundamental requirement of this sort of collaborative tool. Teams and usage will always evolve. I have a Private team that I need to now allow outside members access to a Public (Standard) Channel. I need to change the Team to Public, and then all the existing channels to Private - or Add all the users (via group) to the Private Team, but then secure all the existing Channels that are public within the private Team - otherwise the new members will see the content! Its so complicated! And setting up another Team just to do this is overkill... we need to keep control over the number of Teams that are being created so that it doesn't become unmanageable.
This is really an important feature, if you decide to add external gusts to already existing teams and if you want to keep internals internal.
Erika Gerber commented
Please, let us now something about the status.
Any updates about this? We start to work with TEams (changing from Webex) and this is one of the missing things....
Gerson Santos commented
Any updates? It has been added to the backlog on Aug/2020.
Renata Dainese commented
Any update on this setting?
Any updates on this?
Francois Du Perron commented
This would really improve the user experience
Seriously need this ASAP
It really is about time to finally implement this feature.
It really is about time to implement this feature.