Updating the status to “Try this instead” and have added the clarification that after 30 days the name is once again available.
The reason for this decision was that Channels can be restored 30 days after being deleted. During this time, we intentionally don’t support creating a channel with the same name. After the 30 days, the name is available.
You can workaround this by restoring a deleted channel, renaming it, and then deleting the channel again. The previous name is then available for use.
This workaround has already been mentioned in the comments and if an immediate reuse of a Channel Name is required, this is the recommended solution.
I understand that I can restore a channel if it was deleted in the last 30 days, that's all fine. But what happens in a channel was deleted a long time ago (> 1year). How am I now meant to be able to use that channel name?
It's ridiculous that I can never use the channel name again!
Hi everyone, the engineer working on this item has left the company and we’re working on replacing him. I wanted to give you that heads up because the work has paused, which extends our shipping date.
I really appreciate your patience as we work to get this back to actively worked on.
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.