Filtering by Team does not show all the channels
Recent updates to the MicrosoftTeams client make finding a channel in a Team difficult if you know the name of the Team but not the channel.
In the latest Teams client update, you changed the way users search/filter on Teams and channels. It makes it EXTREMELY difficult to find or browse a channel in a Team.
The process now for finding a channel in Teams is as follows:
1) Filter on Team (it only Shows the General Channel)
2) Click on the ellipses "..."
3) Click on "Manage Team"
4) Click on "Channels"
5) Click on the Channel...
That's FIVE clicks to get to my Channel!
The response I got from the Teams team was to filter on Channel.. That may sound nice in principle, but in reality users work in many Teams that all have the same channel names. And with features like creating a Team based on another Team, this will only become more cumbersome.
Users will know the name of the Team much more than they will know the name of the channels... OR their Teams names will be much more unique than their channel names.
This is killing my productivity. PLEASE update the client so that when you filter by a Team name it shows ALL the channels for that Team and NOT just the General Channel or a Channel that has that name.
This is quite insane.
What sort of search design guru decided that results should filter out the exact content people are searching for 99.9% of the time?
You can find a Team, but you can't see all of its channels in the result?
The only channel you CAN see (and click into) is the one channel guaranteed to exist in every Team = "General"?
Mayank Sharma commented
Please add this functionality. It is painful enough to keep clicking between chats, teams and activity tabs. We have many teams and not being able to search and get to see all available channels is driving our users away.
It's crazy that this doesn't work as it should. It makes trying to convince users to use Teams incredibly hard. You should be able to search for a team and it should be there. you could then expand the channels so they're all available. The search option is useless in its current form. Being a member of a lot of Teams put people off using it as they can't easily find the Team they need.
Please fix this ASAP
please fix this
Gerald Stanley commented
Same here. Impossible to provide simple link from a Teams list to multiple Teams with private channels. Users hate it and adoption is virtually nil.
I am struggling within my organisation to convince them to continue to use Teams when such basic functionality is missing. Please address this or at least publish a time scale to correct such basic flaws.
this is an absolutely terrible oversight. It makes searching for Teams useless, when all that is returned is the general channel (which is never used). I am trying to record a training video for our company on using Teams and this makes the platform look incompetent. "you can search for a Team, but if you want to actually contribute to a channel you are going to have to scroll every single team to find the one you are looking for"
Please fix it quickly!!
please fix this
please update the client
Thomas Hirthe commented
Please resolve. Is that such a big problem?
BORDE Benoit commented
Gary Healy commented
Please allow filtering by Team and Channel to be separate. Most of the time I want to search by Team. I am a member of a lot of teams and just want to find the team easily. When I find the team I want to see all the channels by default.
Pete Lonsdale commented
this is driving me insane here. the search function is basically broken. when I search for a team name I need it to show all the channels available within that team, not just General.
desperately need this!
More and more companies are creating more and more Teams with multilpe channels.
We really need to see all channels in the search result when searching for a specific team
Finding a channel using search when you have lots of teams is extremely difficult. If your team is hidden, you are better off unhiding it, and browsing the channels. If you try to search, good luck. you will not find it.
Any search takes you to the general channel, it never lists any other channel.
Please fix this. This is the dumbest thing I have to deal with on a regular basis. This shouldn't be something we need to vote on. It's broke. Fix it.
this is also for us an unbelievable loss of productivity.
Hope this can be fixed very soon.