We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
Thanks for the update!
There is a need for different privacy levels within a team. We currently use Slack to openly communicate between teams based on projects and functional areas. There could be a need, within that team, to communicate privately on sensitive matters or, honestly, stupid team banter. That banter helps foster a closer team and improve morale. We have credited Slack with successful projects and organizational changes due to the simple, openness of the platform. We'd like to see that carry over to Teams since our lives are in Office 365 otherwise and having a communication platform deeply integrated with Office 365 is important.
Muting certain channels helps keep the noise down on stuff that you need to be informed of or are interested in but don't need to check right away.
This item remains on the backlog, while we work on other higher priority Meetings features. Thank you.
We are getting closer… the team is almost ready to rollout MacOS notification support internally for testing – we hope to have it to the public by the end of this quarter.
I couldn't agree with this suggestion more. This will help maintain a consistent experience with the OS and allow you to check for missed notifications via the notification center.