Mark a channel message as 'Urgent'
I would like to have a feature that can mark 'Urgent' in a channel message.
There are the feature marks a message as 'Urgent' in private chat but doesn't exist in channel chat.
According the following article, private chat has this feature but channel chat doesn't.
Mark a message as important or urgent in Teams
I work in a Tech Support and I have no option to communicate my team on highly critical support cases. I would have to notify each individual team member.
So having this urgent message for Teams Channels would be great
I am the principal of a school and we created an emergency channel in our building team. So far, we have only had to use it for drills, weather warnings etc... But having urgent would allow us to get the attention of staff right away should we need to.
We need to have the urgent option in channels, that is how we inform staff of important changes
We use Teams space to monitor IT issues. Having this option will help with making sure someone sees a new post during non-working hours as it emails and continues to send alerts unless someone had read the message.
K. Dilk commented
Me too. I just lost my DB for tonight's release and need to send out URGENT message to Project Team. This is very shortsighted of MS. Pls add this feature asap. Me having to now use CHAT and add in everyone affected, i.e., project team, is a waste of my rarified available time! Thank you.
Nithin B commented
Microsoft Teams team. Did you guys write two sets of code for Chat and Channel?
This is not acceptable from your side.
Please live up to our expectations :-) :-).
Rob Farnell commented
This wasn't clear at all that this was a chat only feature. Having it available at a channel level was my expected capability from Teams.
Agreed! Get on this Microsoft, it's really helpful!
Thom McKiernan commented
It's very confusing already between differences of Chats vs Channels, I don't understand the rationale why you wouldn't want an urgent notification in a channel.
E.G. a project manager wants to send an urgent notification to everyone in their team. To do this at the moment, they would need to start a new chat, copy all the Channel members into it then send an urgent notification
I totally agree, have been searching for this feature for a while now!