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mateusolivete
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Hello. I have a group in Teams dedicated to a department and various channels for the topics we discuss. In one of the channels we prepare information required by the communications department. They are not part of the process and just receive input, so they are not members of the group. Is it possible to give them access only to one channel or to the files they require? Or is it necessary that they subscribe to the channel? Thanks a lot for the help!
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If it is only the files they need access to, you could share the relevant folder in SharePoint with them.
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You can share those files or the channel folder with those external users withoud adding them to the Group...just use the sharing options you have through the SPO UI
As Juan said, But easiest way to access that is by going to the files tab in the channel, then clicking "Open in SharePoint" link on the toolbar. Then on this page, you can select the files you want to share and click share. If you want to share the whole folder, you can back out a level by using breadcrumbs at the top, then select the folder, and select Share.

This functionality will be coming directly to the Teams File tab one of these days, when they release the SharePoint UI for files tab.
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