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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I would love this for our private channels. We have some groups that are for general use for one tier in a department, but we also add second tier users to the group. But the second tier users turn off the notifications on the channel so the only way to get their attention is to @mention them. So the tier 1 has to @mention each tier user when a tag would be much easier.
Liz MacIver commented
We are working with mobile team members for dispatch and they need to touch base with their supervisory team.
Simon Froggatt commented
This would help me send targeted messages to people while retaining transparency.
I use channels to increase transparency and visibility of decision making. However, just because it needs to be visible to someone doesn't mean it needs their immediate attention, or any response - think of it like CCing on an email.
If I can use a private channel to limit my audience to a specific sub-team (approx 30 people), then I can use tags to direct my messages within that team, while still having them be visible to the whole sub-team.
Would live to have this
Would highly appreciate this feature. I honestly, don't understand why it works for public channels but not for private ones. Please add asap.
If we can assigned a role for each member in big channel group & using role to multiple tag. It'll be much easier.
e.g. "@Accounting will tag all member with accounting role assigned"
This will really helping to start a discussion with selected people in bigger group, as some topic need to discussed in big group even not all needed to contributing at the moment.
This is extremely necessary for this year due to using a remote support model during COVID. We need to create private channels in a team so we can silo channels from other vendors. However, within a channel, we have a lot of groups of people and need the ability to notify the small group quickly without having to remember and notify everyone individually who is in that group.
This is a must-have, please get it added
this is a must, why would there be a difference?
Ya, this definitely a need. We are using channels for functional units within a branch. Each functional unit is private with the manager as an owner. The director is included as an owner as a courtesy so they can see what is going on in the functional groups. But without being able to use a tag for the group, the director is bombarded with messages from every functional group. Definitely not productive for them.
It doesn't even make sense why tagging in private channels is not available
Yeah, would be great to menton our teamleaders in for example the private-channel Finance as part of the total-compagny-team.
Yes, I do support the voice of others to get tags being made available within private channels for wider adoption.
Laura Pendergast commented
This needs to be a thing, especially during this global pandemic, we are so reliant on Teams and especially private channels to structure communication
Jason Tyler commented
This would be extremely helpful. I have just started exploring using tags and at least half of the cases where I would use these are within private channels.
I think there's a conflict scenario if we add a comment "@(a+b+c) ...." in a private channel which only allow a and b. What should teams do?
Answer: we need a warning and make it happen please XD
The concept of tags is great. They are needed in Private Channels.
I still do not understand why Private Channels have so many limitations. Any way to just make them have the same functionalities as Public Channels instead of having to ask one functionality at a time?
Cambria Griffin commented
We need this!
Danielle DuFour commented
Really would love if they added support for this! without it, it limits what we can really do with private channels.
Candi Claussen commented
This would be amazing as we need to tag our private channel team members to get answers quick for escalations. Please turn this feature on.