Copy conversation link in a private channel
I'd like to be able to copy a conversation link in a private channel, like you can for a public channel. This presently doesn't exist. I would imagine the link would appear as a dead link (not authorized), to anyone not in the private channel.
Thank you for your feedback. The team is considering how to best add this feature. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
@avi your workaround solution, while painful, does seem to do the trick
This is a must for a lot of security-related scenarios. There is often a private security channel where real-time discussion takes place during an incident, then you must link to that conversation in some other ticketing/compliance tool.
robert owen-jones commented
useful information added in these channels gets lost being able to link is a huge advantage.
This 'get link to this Private Channel' is vital, as it means we can easily email reminders to existing channel members to use the Teams channel instead of email. People keep using email for things that should be in the channel, so this link would be crucial in these adoption-reminder comms.
It's obvious. Just ask yourself which of the following would encourage more cross-organisational adoption?
1) "Hi Fred. Quick reminder that we're not putting our project comms into emails anymore.They have a new home in our private Project X" channel in MS Teams, which you're already a member of. To find that, open the Teams app, then search in 'Channels' for the channel name "Project X' then open that to view messages". OR
2) "Hi Fred. Instead of using email, all Project X updates and comms are here".
MS is forcing us to use the long-winded, around-the-houses process in (1), instead of the short, simple (2),
@Avi, your work around is good - another option is to open the conversation in Teams in a browser window and copy the URL from the address bar in the browser.
Folks, I think I have found a workaround, can others try and confirm.
1. Go to the message in Private Channel & Hover over the message and click the three dots at top corner
2. From that menu select "Share to Outlook"
3. In the Window that opens, scroll to the bottom, find the text "Go to Teams". Now hit Ctrl+K to edit the hyperlink
4. In the Link window that opens, copy the "Web address (URL)"
See attached image. This did seem to work for me, but would like to hear from others.
Zac Kenny commented
Really? I need to vote on this? Come on MS.
Can't believe this is still 'Under Review'
Guys, this is a very important feature that is missing, people are least bothered about ur fancy stuff, kindly first enhance the user experience. We need this 'Copy Link' feature for private channels and access to the link will only work and land them on to conversation thread if they have access to that private channel.
It's mad this feature isn't available. It makes it a lot harder to get people using channels for the first time too.
Rob Dolber commented
Major disappointment after explaining why private collaboration on docs needs to be in a private channel and not PM which doesn't anchor the convo on the doc like channels do.
Please add this MANDATORY feature in the desktop client.
How are we supposed to share quickly a private message to our co-workers ??
Yes, please, we need this to reference teams posts. Don't see why a link shouldn't just block anyone without access, it works for non-members of Team.
Fabrizio Staudinger commented
It's possible with some steps.. see attached file.
Alexa Allant commented
Any update on this??
Mandy Janjigian commented
A solution should include the ability to also link to a private channel. Thank you for considering!
Please provide update on how to share a link to a Teams private channel? (Why wouldn't this be a obvious feature for Teams?) Thank you.
Any update to deliver that feature ?
Really need this feature
Badly needed as a teacher. Students are in private channels, but first year students are not used to working with Teams, they are flooded with info from different teachers and subjects. I just want to be able to send a message on our electronic learning environment Moodle to each student group with their link to their private lab channel on Teams. So Moodle is the only platform they need to navigate.