Ability to pin message/files/articles shared within a channel.
Guys, please add pinned items for channels. We often pin important articles/messages/files so that the whole team can see it. Very important!
Thank you for your feedback! We are updating this as “Partialy Done” as our first step to solving for pinned posts has been released! Pinned posts allows users from a team to pin a message for everyone in the channel to be able to easily reference. While any message can be pinnable, we expect our users to use this feature to pin information like channel guidelines or important announcements. We know this doesn’t solve all pinning scenarios, and that there is still a need to make this easier for users to find, especially within the message list. We will share another update as soon as it is available.
To learn more about showing channel info in Teams, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/show-channel-info-in-teams-61c3319d-a2c0-4b60-99b9-3226b9e248f9.
Donnie Casiles commented
Please do the same with group chats not just on teams/channel. Should also have a pin comment on GC's
Pinning a post should 'stick' it at the top of a channel so it is the first post anyone sees when they come to that channel. Having to search for a pinned post defeats the purpose of pinning it. Those pinned announcement should stay put until unpinned.
Unless I'm missing something, pinning the post only saves the post to the hidden-by-default info sidebar and puts a little green icon on it. That hardly serves the purpose of pinning a post.
It is unbelievable how difficult such an easy option is for a company like MS. Same with full screen option during the meetings/screen sharing sessions.
I really wish to all people deciding on "what should we duck up this time" in teams to meet exactly the same people in their lives, i.e. in the restaurant, I wish that cook will be as good as you at your work.
Same for the mechanic, hydraulician, cashier and every other person there. Just taste your own meal.
Roger Taylor commented
Whats the status of this - needs fixing - I constantly run into issues like this with Teams. Things that should be obvious but for some reason Microsoft have just not thought about. Very frustrating piece of software.
The current solution achieves nothing because unless you click on the channel "i" symbol to open the about data for the channel, pinned posts are invisible,
Would like to rearrange the order of tabs in a Teams channel. I'm surprised that this isn't an option already.
dusty h. commented
Just like others have stated.. a Pinned post needs to be in the members faces. Noticeable every time they are in that channel until the post is unpinned. Right now this function is quite useless. Would like to see that this becomes a higher priority with many business teams working remotely with a high probability of continuing to stay remote. As a manager of a production group I need to be able to post a message that is pinned to the top of the chat channel to ensure that the post doesn't get lost and my team who works different hours of the day don't miss important action items.
It would be better to have pinned posts at the top of the Info panel or be able to rearrange the items in the info. Depending on number of members and activity, pinned posts are displayed all the way down the panel :-(
Noah Gent commented
This is a disappointing first step, but at least it's a first step. I would like pins to appear at the top of a channel or chat and stay there until unpinned.
Discord and Slack have more visible and easier pins. I hope this improves soon!
Only took you 4 and a half years...
Debra Woodfork commented
Would love to "Pin" important posts in a group chat. I do realize that I can save/bookmark for myself, but I would like to pin key information (for the team) that is often shared in a group chat (non-channel) and gets lost after new messages are posted to the group chat.
Joel Leichty commented
It seems simple to allow moving another tab ahead of "Posts" and "Files" in a channel. For example, a Wiki tab, SharePoint Site, Power BI Report, Dataverse form, etc. might make a better default tab, especially in the General channel. I know that doesn't solve everyone's scenario, but this is a fast way to make this flexible.
It's fine as a first step, and I appreciate that you acknowledge that it isn't solving the problem. But... this REALLY doesn't solve the problem. People have to know to click the info button to see the post.
Just make it something that shows up at the top of the window when they open the channel and scrolls away or compresses as they scroll up / down. It doesn't need to even be in the message list - it can be a compact banner hovering over content in the main window. Like an alert.
Anthony Rockwell commented
Pinned Posts that are Announcements should not only not be deleted but also remain visible while other posts scroll under it (like a page header) until the author or team owner removes the pin or deletes the post. Is that the functionality being implemented???????????
Meg Bertapelle commented
yeah, as others have said, the "partially done" version of this doesn't solve the request at all. Hoping to see pinned posts be permanently shown on the posts tab rather than hidden under the "i" icon where no one knows it's there
I'm encouraged to see some progress on this. Like others have said, this isn't the solution we're looking for, but the fact MS only called this PARTIALLY DONE shows that they probably get that. Hopefully an update will follow soon that will enable the functionality we're looking for.
Timmothy Frink commented
"While any message can be pinnable, we expect our users to use this feature to pin information like channel guidelines or important announcements"
This is pretty much why people want to pin posts. Which makes only showing them in the "Channel Info" remarkably useless.
Nicolas Innocent commented
Good, now could we have it actually be useable by not hiding it ?
Either place a Pinned messages button at the Top (like discord), or as a top bar, or give us the ability to create a Pinned messages tab