Add Group Chat As A Channel

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Hi all,

I am wondering if there is a way to make a channel in a team that behaves the same as a group chat.

 

I understand the advantages and disadvantages of conversations vs chats. Basically I like having conversation for work related things, the threads are good for organizations etc. At the same time I would prefer having a channel for general chit chat that behaves like a group chat (with the reply behavior of a chat and the general flow of a chat.)

 

Yes I could just make a group chat that has the same members as my team but it is less comfortable to continuously go between the Teams tab and the Chats tab, and also inviting members to both the Group and the Chat can be annoying when there are many of them.

 

Is there a way to do this that I missed?

3 Replies
Nothing built-in for this scenario afaik, perhaps look into Teams add-ins?

@Vasil Michev  Thanks for your reply! Unfortunately I didn't find anything in the add-ins...

Hi there,

I've just posted a topic like this. I guess it will become a feature request ;).

There is my question and no, no add-in can do this unfortunately

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/conversations-chats-under-team-channels/m-p/3...