Tagging in private channels
Tags are finally out!
But it works only for public channels in a Team. It would be great to have the same functionality for private channels.
We are providing a DMS support for our organizational units in MS Teams.
Each organizational unit has its own private channel where the support team and the organizational unit users are finding place. Private channels are used to avoid data leak. For the users it's difficult to mentrion all the people from the support team using @.
So it would be greate to have the same functionallity for tags as public channels have.
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We need this feature as well. All points have been pointed out by previous comments
Our company would benefit greatly from this enhanced feature. Is this on the feature roadmap ? Any ETA ? Thanks.
Basic functional gap, especially with Slack - please implement!
I'd like to add my voice to everyone calling for this feature. We have a team with multiple channels; some public and some private. Within one of our private channels, we have several subgroups. We'd like to be able to @ mention multiple team members without having to tag them individually. Some of these subgroups have 40-50 members and tagging each one is labor intensive and is a drawback to promoting the efficiency of moving to Teams from our Outlook inboxes to communicate. Also, it makes it hard to follow best practices, if you're not able to @ mention members using tags in any channel
Knox Richardson commented
We are in need of this within our corporation as well. I do understand the potential need for channel-specific tags, which I was assuming would be the case anyway. This ask needs to be prioritized more. The simple answer is to apply channel-specific tags.
Not having this functionality really cuts back on how useful a Private Channel is vs having a million different teams for things. No reason it shouldn't be implemented.
Glen Bayless commented
We are following the best practice of implementing small number of Teams and large number of Channels. The lack of this functionality really hinders our ability to follow the best practices.
Nikola Ivanov commented
Would be greatly appreciated in our organization as well! We are a fairly large team with currently about 60 channels for collaboration with partners alone.
We try to consolidate everything on Teams and keep a private channel for our department in addition to the public ones. Tags in private channels would greatly improve the efficiency of communication within the department as we would be able to tag people of different expertise.
In that sense - channel specific tags allowed in private channels is what we really need!
Joshua Lind commented
We could use this functionality in our organization as well. I assume the reasoning has to do with permissions; i.e., there could be members of the tag who cannot see the private channel. Perhaps a solution could be the ability to configure channel-specific tags..
Anne Stylemans commented
I had really hoped to be able to use tags in a private channel. Just frustrating the functionality is not enabled yet! It would be so useful.
Marin Palmer commented
I echo everything that Charlie says below. Enabling the use of tags on ALL channels within the team would greatly improve our communication between subgroups within our department. Private channels should have the same functionality as public, it's incredibly frustrating that they don't.
This would help out my workgroup a lot throughout the organization. There is information that we all have access to and then there are subworkgroups that need to be private. We all really love using the tags to bring attention to a workgroup with the team, but we are frustrated we cannot do it in the private channels. Please help by enabling this feature as I am sure the usage of the tags will go up significantly.
Agree on this suggestion would be very useful, makes the private channels less useable.
I agree that it would be very helpful to be able to tag in a private channel.
Really not sure why you cannot tag simply because the channel is Private. So frustrating
Frank Barbeite commented
As someone said below, Private channels have several limitations that Public channels do not. They should be the same. This, using tags in private channels is another essential feature. I was hoping to use it for better classroom management. Discord has this feature. This should not take long to implement in Teams.
Would greatly help!
This would be a huge benefit to our team as well.
Yes! Would love to be able to tag all members (or set up tags like in public channels) for private channels as well instead of individually tagging people.