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.
Agree with all the below comments, our company is looking to move more of our internal systems into Teams and not having basic functionality online like moving or archiving channels is a big hurdle. Please prioritize this
This really should have been implemented from day one
This item is still under review. No new updates at this time.
Yes this would be very useful.
It would also work as a workaround for other missing functionality like the inability to move or archive channels. Considering the only option Microsoft gives us is deletion for when we don't need channel or hit the 200 channel per team limit, we should at least be able to save a record of the conversations somewhere.
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.
Please increase this limit, it's a problem exacerbated by the fact that Teams still doesn't support archiving old channels. There are lots of reasons (including legal reasons) why organizations would not want to delete information in unused channels
Now that OneDrive and Sharepoint supports these characters, especially & and #, it really needs to be allowed in MS teams. Odd that this is still an issue
Great feature request we would absolutely want this
We are still considering this feature for future releases, and will continue to update the status when it changes.
What's the status on this one? This is functionality we could really use
In our case we're a law firm structuring clients as teams and individual cases into channels. When cases close we need to be able to archive (or move) the channels so teams don't fill up with dead cases.