Allow creation of meetings for a Private Channel ONLY
Many folks in organization have private channels for management. From lower management executive private channels. We wish to create a video conference/meeting for a specific private channel only. Currently only Public Channels have this option. This is huge and I cant imagine others not needing this. We also hold specialized training for specific individuals who are part of a private group. We cant create these training sessions by simply sending meeting to specific private channel. Only work around is individually typing everyone’s name. We have over 35k employees. This seems like it would have been implemented from day one but it is not. Please add ASAP!!! Plzzzzzz
Meetings within Private Channels would allow communication/collaboration to remain with the channel vs. splitting it out to a separate group chat or non-channel meeting where content/context is lost. There's no justification to use work arounds for a key capability and best practice within regular channel operations.
Keith Lawrence commented
This is definitely a need. Our agency uses the private channels for workgroups for specific projects that we keep out of the view of the rest of our team until the workgroup has a finished product. It would be nice to be able to schedule meetings, instead of just utilizing the "meet now" button for our workgroup. A lot of workers get confused when we send out a calendar invite explaining that we will utilize the "meet now" button in the private channel to have a meeting.
Another workaround is to create a distro list with everyone's names then create the meeting in O365 Outlook instead...as a New Event...and click the Teams meeting selection button.