05-30-2018 04:02 AM
05-30-2018 04:02 AM
Probably there's something very simple I'm missing out, but search didn't really help. So I reckon I just don't see something.
We create a team, say for one of IT departments. This team has plenty of channels. Say 30+. Some for particular feature to work on, some general discussions. Etc. Question is how do I add members to new channels? Cause:
1. People won't browse a list of channels, it's too messy. At some point they just stop doing this.
2. Mentioning people might help but they need to star it. And if they don't they might miss out on important for them info. Asking everytime to star channels feels a bit odd.
Is there any easy way? Like in Slack you just type /invite @Dude.
01-21-2020 01:40 PM
Has this been added yet? I don't see the ability to add certain people to certain channels within a Team.
01-21-2020 01:58 PM
@RSP_Nuance The feature is being rolled out gradually. Our tenant has had the ability to create private channels for about a month - you'll see an extra field on the channel creation dialog when it's there (unless your admin team have implemented a policy to hide it).
Because retention policies are not in place for private channels yet (no timeframe given), we have disabled creation in our tenancy except for admin/superusers.
01-21-2020 02:47 PM
04-29-2020 11:52 PM
I understand that you don't need to add members to a channel. By default, all members have access to all channels in the teams they were a member of.
My problem is that created a channel for each project. I was trying to organise a project meeting and invite the project members. If I choose that project channel as the attendee, it invites the entire team member. So I have to invite the members individually. Besides, we don't have Microsoft Streams enabled in our corporate environment. The meeting recordings cannot be saved and has 20 days expiry dates instead. I'd like to see it stored in the File tab of that channel.
05-13-2020 12:06 PM
I'm part of a sub-group exploring virtual meetings for my organization. As part of that we are looking at Microsoft Teams. Within the first 5 minutes of using it, and creating my first team, that would basically be my organization, I created a channel and looked to add just certain members to it. Of course, when I couldn't find out how to do that I googled it and came across this thread telling me, what I suspected, that it couldn't be done.
But, really got me is that the thread is from 2018 saying it was such a popular request that Microsoft was looking to do that. And yet, here we are about 2 years later and it still doesn't exist.
05-13-2020 03:49 PM
@Stu_the_K I am have had the same issue, I noticed that when you initially set up the channel it will give you an option to privatize the channel. See below:
Although if you do not set your channel up as private at the very begging, I have noticed you can't add members. If you do set the channel up as private initially, you can then add members and it's private.
For your current issue:
You could create the channel again, make the settings private when initially setting the channel up, move all your folders to the new private channel and then add your members from there. This is the only thing that worked for me.
Hope this helps.
05-17-2020 08:39 PM
@Stu_the_K The list of popular requests is very long, the size of dev teams finite and the ability to integrate all requests into a coherent architecture that integrates with existing features is limited. A Team contains email inboxes, sharepoint storage, calendars and other resources. Permissioning is a nuanced activity even when working just on storage. How it pertains to the other elements is even more subtle. Private channels created their own independent sharepoint storage that does not inherit from the parent Team sharepoint site. Channels with "wormholed" membership would require that and more - e.g. how do unique members access group resources - are they included in the calendar? in group emails? in Planner groups?
05-18-2020 05:09 AM
I read your reply about the Privacy section appearing when you create a new channel. So, I started to add a new channel. However, the Privacy section simply isn’t there for me. Is it possible that the IT people turned that off for users or our software is out of date? Otherwise I’m baffled as to why the Privacy section just isn’t there for me.
Yes, that is true, but you could have the infrastructure that is used for a private channel, but just make it non-private. Call it a guest opened channel or so.
So by creating a channel you need to decied, if it is a in-team only channel, a private channel, or a channel open for the team, plus people, you only wanna add to that channel.
People, already in that team can decied, if they wanna join this type of channel, because they are able to see it (other than the private channel, where only the channel owner can add someone). When they do so, they are added to the new underlying SharePoint, and if they decied to leave it, it's like hiding a channel. It's still there, but you are not in it anymore
@Michael Goth You've simply restated the need for a wormholed channel, but haven't stated how you deal with the other Team infrastructure that I mentioned such as underlying group membership. Channels aren't just sharepoint sites.
Essentially this feature needs a group within a group, although groups don't support nesting, so there is quite a lot of infrastructure redesign needed to make that happen.
As it currently stands, to add a member to a particular channel, you first need to add them to the team. So by default all members will see the 'General' channel and whatever channel they have been added to. It's not ideal, but I've found it works for what I do.
Hope this helps.