Your team has reached the maximum number of private channels
Today we attempted to create a new private channel and received the following error "Your team has reached the maximum number of private channels".
OMG everyone at my company is going to KILL ME. I moved our entire organization off Slack to Teams and to streamline communication we went with a company Team and then inside that Team we create private channels for targetted audience communication. This was done to avoid having to create multiple teams then add everyone who would ever have to communicate with any of the channels inside the team.
In slack they had no limitation on the number of public/private channels and as of today I was told by MS that I am limited to 30 private channels. I can add up to 200 standard channels but that is not going to work as most channels need to be limited to a set of individuals.
MS Please help!
Story Form: As an administrator of teams, I would like to allow more than 30 private channels(unlimited ideally) inside a team, so that our organization is able to utilize a single team for entire company collaboration by allowing users to create private channels to limit the target audience.
Nathanael Ayling commented
I don't see why the private and public channels limit couldn't be interchangeable. It just doesn't seem very team-friendly...
Asmin Santana commented
-_- Really! Up the Limit MS!
Production DITESCO commented
I just switched from slack to teams and didn’t know this limit.
I regret and will probably switch back to slack because of this. Moreover the slacks user experience is much better
Jesty Karl Salvatierra commented
Is there any update on this from Teams PT yet?
As a university lecturer we use TEAMS groups for the students we mentor. Each student has a private channel to store files and records of our meetings. Each year - some students graduate and others start - so been limited to only 30 private channels makes this difficult and necessitates the creation of multiple groups - with multiple cross posting of messages. And waiting a month for deleted channels to clear is not user friendly. I would like there to be more private channels allowed per group. Thanks
Jason-Paul Wells commented
Is this a joke? We're limited to 30 private channels per team? We have more than 30 projects going right now, and each one of them needs a channel. We're going to hit this limit in about a week!
This limit definitely needs to be increased. If a limit exists it should be definable and configurable by a Teams admin, not the software itself. Come on Microsoft! You can do better than this, and frankly your business and enterprise customers deserve better.
UP THE LIMIT! This is messing with our company at this point
We are hitting this limit on some of our sites as well. Please up the limit Microsoft. People are saying they regret switching from slack.
Despite encouraging transparency through public channels, we hit the private chan limit quickly due to users starting out their Teams journey by creating nothing but private channels. We were able to convince some users to make use of private chats but others kept asking for private channels. This needs to be addressed with consideration for many of the other related issues previously mentioned here.
Matthias Stampfer commented
Exactly - Microsoft: 30 private channels per Team is an embarrassing limitation which does NOT fit to the age-of-data!
WHAT ON EARTH HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING??
Asim Malik commented
@Microsoft Teams Development team. Is anyone listening to these comments. Why on earth would you have limitation of 30 private channels. And to make matters worse, why are "Deleted" channels counted toward that!
This needs immediate resolution. Why this random limit?
I need 140 private channels. This is limiting my ability to function in a K-12 educational environment. The channels must be private; public will not work. Please align your service model to the one offered by Slack. Thank you.
This limit is stopping me moving my students from a different platform to Teams.
We really need to increase the limit, even if its to 100 for now. Thank you
allen janssens commented
We are looking to use Teams for a course with 1300 students and would like to use private channels so that they can work in smaller groups of say 4, ie would need 325 private channels. If there is going to be a limit then set it at 1000
Frank King commented
We need to create more than 30 private channels per MS Teams Team, please increase the limit.
I like to have a private channel for each student to communicate directly with me (since you removed the chat option). This is not possible with the current limit (class of 60 students total) so I have to divide them in two and post everything twice. They're also unable to participate in conversations online between these two groups. Very frustrating!!!
Tim Norris commented
Spoke with a dept within Microsoft and they advised MS Teams rolls out updates weekly. They state that Increasing the 30no Teams private channel limit has been suggested by many and they are looking to carry this update out soon. Since 2019 we have been complaining. Surely they would of done this by now?
Jerome Cauchois commented
Please Help, it'is impossible today to have a limitatio,of 30