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.
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
1 year. No reply from MS. That's typical!!!
I've had the same problem as most people here. I moved ALL my university students across to Teams to create Private groups - i need about 40. And have just hit this problem. I'm not sure how i'm going to solve it yet and it seems like a completely unnecessary limitation.
Phan Van Thang commented
Can't to create more than 30 private channels is indeed a weakness of MS Teams & it is inconvenient for our company. Currently users are asking us to switch back to the old system. Please help me create a new update so we can create more than 100 private channels.
Adina Zaiontz commented
I'm so annoyed that this issue has had no response from Microsoft. Last year I moved everyone over from Slack to MS Teams but now looking at moving back because of the Private Channels limit. We make a Team for each of our clients and some of the major departments in our group. We've already run out of 30 channels and it counts the deleted ones! So you cant even delete a channel and get the "credit" back to your total. It's a ridiculous limit and needs to be changed. I guess well have to go back to slack if I dont see a Microsoft update.
Mykola Pelyp commented
Hi, the same issue, we currently in transition from Slack towards MS Teams but this private channel limit....
This was a limitation of Teams we were not aware of and we implemented a workshop where private channels were required for teams and team leaders to work together. We rolled out the program and started adding these private channels until we hit the ceiling of 30 in the channel. We had to quickly regroup and figure out what we needed to do. We ended up having to break up the program into 2 separate teams to get enough channels. This caused a lot of unnecessary confusion. Not to mention that some people could see some channels and others could not. I am not sure if that was an implementation issue or a Teams issue. Regardless now we are concerned we may eventually have to break up the group into 3 teams as we move forward with the workshop. The number of private teams allowed per channel must be increased to provide the ability to use this feature at a corporate level.
Hey Microsoft, Ignite 2021 - All the big talk about "Shared Channels". Why not increase the limit for "Private Channels" first?
Kelvyn Clee commented
Agree this is a major limitation! if a 200 channel limit needs to exist (including deleted) options should be available to either reduce the deleted channel retention period to zero or 24hrs to allow the ability to reclaim channels.
For our usage we use a channel as a central war room for major incidents, on resolution the channel deleted, but having the 200 channel limit with 30day retention doesn't make this a viable option to cover our needs. Having the ability to not have a retention for deleted channels or a significantly reduced setting would.
Or at the very least allow permanent deletion of private channels. Deleted private channels still being counted against the maximum is a recipe for disaster long-term.
Our organization is converting to MS Teams and we're the first to roll it out with a sales group (remote) of managers n=400. We hit this major hiccup with limitations of number of max number of private channels for a MAJOR national iniatitive and it's really complicated and caused us HOURS and HOURS of extra management - creating 2 separate channels to create the 60+ private channels of smaller subgroups, etc.
Scott Tancock commented
As a lecturer in a University, I want to provide a separate private channel to each group of 3-4 students on my course (generally around 40-60 groups) which can be accessed by the teaching assistants. However, this is currently impossible due to the limitation of 30 private channels, with no work-around in sight.
Urgently need more - atleast 100. MS, any update on this issue?
Naveen Prasath commented
Is there any chance to increase the limit for tenants by requesting MS? May be like additional cost?
Martin Gross commented
Come on, this is a HUGE LIMITATION. I cannot understand why this has been done ?
We need more private channels! 30 is very very short!
This is a huge issue!
We use the secure channels as a safe and trusted way to communicate with students. With classes numbers continually rising (now at 33), I only have a private, secure channel for 30 of my students. This is so frustrating and inequitable. Please increase the limit of private channels. Thank you!
I also am unable to vote on this topic. It will allow me to put my email in, and registers me, but the vote button does not register my vote. So symbolically I'm here as vote # 1,126! lol
Stephen P. White commented
Exactly the same thing here - hit limit in the middle of adding project based private channels! 30 is rediculously low (especially if overall total is 200)
1122 votes and no response? I can tell you many easy workarounds for so many other questions - but not this one.
the limit of 30 private channels is really too short.