This feature is still being worked upon. No new information is available at the moment.
Hey Microsoft Teams users — I want you to weigh in on new features around channels and group chats. The engineering team and I have put together this survey to find out how you want to see channels improve. You can fill it out here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn
And I’m still waiting on approval to get you a good update about Private Channels. I can say that we ARE working on it, fervently.
SuphatraMark Thompson commented
Lots of requests from my client for this feature. In the meantime we try to avoid creating new micro-Teams, so here's what I suggest if it fits the users' needs:
1. Create the Channel
2. Identify the users of that Channel
3. Create a Chat, name it the same as the Channel, add the same users, get everyone to pin it (be aware of current max participants in a Chat)
4. If necessary, create a location in SharePoint for their files and tweak permissions
5. Add the new files area to the Channel as a SharePoint or Website tab
A bit of extra work and friction but maybe better than loads of new mini Teams
As mentioned in the prior status, the channel limit was raised from 100 to 200.
In the near future a retention limit will be set so you can still go back and reinstate a channel you had deleted. Once the retention period has expired then the channel will get a hard delete which will free up the space and no longer count toward the 200 channel limit.
This will help with some of the issues you have voiced in the comments below.
But I understand many of you wish the limit to be further increased. I will continue to provide your votes and comments to the feature team.
This request is still in the works. And it appears most people are interested in the ability to pin multiple items. I’ll circle back to the feature team and give them your additional feedback.
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Also, we’re coming up against some blocks and our previous ship date of end of year is now going to be early next year. Thank you for your patience. :-)
Please fill out the survey! Tweet me @skprufo if you have any questions.
This feature request is still in the works. No additional updates are available at this time. I’ll keep you posted as I hear more.
-WarrenMark Thompson commented
My client is puzzled by this 'feature' too. A fix would be great, thanks.
This feature item is still in the works. Unfortunately I don’t have any additional details to share. I will keep you posted as I hear new info from the feature team.
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This is in the works! Fill out this survey if you want to influence the feature: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn