Delete private channel
Hi is there still a bug that we can´t delete a private channel ? A normal one could be deleted but not a private one
this is now fixed.
Micosoft should atleast acknowledge that its a BUG and release a technote on this.
@Anonymous and @Gurdev are wrong to suggest that "using Teams mobile app" can delete the channel. It is simply hidden from view but still there. That in itself was a bug which has been fixed (try and delete a private channel now in the mobile app and you'll find you can't do it)
Also the issue of "this only occurs due to retention policies" is false. I have removed the default 30 days retetion policy and still can not delete private channels.
David Wright commented
We have the same problem in our organisation. We're also unable to delete a Team which contains a private channel.
In the Teams admin console, you're unable to delete the private channel but can delete the team containing the channel.
Hopefully this will get fixed soon
In our findings, this bug only occurs if you have retention policies applied to SharePoint. If Private Channel site collection is under SharePoint retention then you'll get an error when trying to delete this channel in Teams desktop and web app.
As suggested by @Anonymous, for some unexplained reason, deletion works when you use Teams mobile app so use that as a workaround until Microsoft does something about it.
Had the same error... but I could delete everything from the Mobile App on an Apple Device