This continues to be on our backlog due to prioritization of other work items. We will update when there is more to share.
This is still under review, no decision has been made. But I will keep following up with the feature team and providing them your feedback.
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What I really want is the ability to engage a discrete set of resources to address a challenge/domain of issues without (necessarily) distracting the whole team. While one can set up a private channel and simplify communication, you lose access to MS Planner.