This request has been accepted by the feature team and is now on the backlog. I’ll keep you posted as it moves through the development process.
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Due to prioritization of other work-items this has been moved to the backlog. We will update when it is being actively worked on again.
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.
~AlexDerek White commented
It would be nice to be able to add people to only a channel without allowing access to the rest of the site.