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.
Thank you for your feedback, the team has this ask under review. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
There a soooo many legitimate use cases for the ability to tag specific user groups within a private channel. I'm really keen to understand where this is on the tech roadmap for MS Teams.
For larger organizations with LARGE departments such as our CX team. We need the ability to put all of our leadership members in one private channel then be able to call upon @SeniorLeads or @JuniorLeads for specific updates.
We've just migrated from Slack and this feature is CRUCIAL! Please please PLEASE roll this out for private channels. It just does not make any sense to have deployed without.
Fadi Adnan commented
WE'RE NEED THIS FEATURE AQAP
This feature is needed. Seems like another flaw when Microsoft created 'private' channels
Agree - this is an important and missing piece of functionality.
Mike AM commented
this is so important for our working scenario and from the votes and comments, it's apparent that this missing feature is also important for so many people / companies
This is important missing feature that prevents Teams from being a robust option because not every site and channel can be made public.
Agreed! We really need this! Any update on the timeline for it? It has been "under review" for a while now.
Is there an ETA when this functionality would be released? My group would really benefit from it.
Any update to "Under Review" a few months down the line?
Lisa E commented
Agreed - would love the tags feature added to private channels!
Yes, is there an update for when this will be released? Our company would greatly benefit having tags available in private channels.
Louise Ricci commented
Do more than have this under review! Release it already! It can't be that hard to do.
We need this badly. Last update to this user voice has 1 year ago. Please keep us updated.
This option would add great value to the teams experience
I would be happy with channel specific tags. A better option would be a pop-up message that warns "UserX, UserY, and UserZ are not members of this private channel. Do you want to add them? Yes or No?" If I click yes, they get added as members and the tag works. And if I click "No" it just reminds me, "Only the members of the channel will see this tag." with an info link that I can review to add them later.
Our company is looking for the features aswell, makes no sense for it not to be already in.
Tim Läubli commented
also very much in need of this function, we would be very happy if you guys could make this work.
Jean Benoît Leifeld commented
We need this too. We try to keep as much teams as possible public for everyone in our company and we want to address all employees of a unit in public channels. - But we need to use private channels for management's conversations & files --> there, we need to tag 10-15 people. It's super annoying to mention them all one by one instead of simply using a tag.
(I don't understand why this restriction was introduced in the first place...)
This would be very helpful.
We need this feature as well. All points have been pointed out by previous comments