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Adding an existing whiteboard to a Team channel

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Hi,

 

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to add an existing whiteboard to a channel within a new Team?

I created my whiteboard a few weeks ago but now i've created a team to work with colleagues across my business and I want to share my whiteboard as a tab on the General channel of the new Team.

 

Any ideas?


Thanks,

Jon

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best response confirmed by JonSaward (Copper Contributor)
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Afaik no, that experience only allows you to create a new WB. You could try the web tab and insert the url? Adam
Of course! Done - in 20 seconds and working great. Thanks Adam :o)
Happy to help :)

@adam deltinger I have a similar ask. I have several whiteboards attached to various meetings. I would like to move them all under a single Teams channel. Can you explain what you mean by the web tab and where to get the url? Thank you very much.

@Sobble If you click the + to add select website

JulieMiller1265_0-1673483181135.pngImage is of Add a Tab popup showing a pink square with a gridded circle on it and "website" under the circle.

 

@JulieMiller1265 

How do I know where my already-created board is currently stored? I simply created a board, but I have no idea where it is or what the URL to its location is.

@Darrell_Cyphers 

You'll find them in your OneDrive in the "Whiteboards" folder. You can also check the sharing dialog to get the filename (.whiteboard) and the URI for the location:

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Another workaround for this:
You can also save your existing whiteboard as a template (while in the whiteboard: Ellipses --> Templates --> My Templates --> Create new template), which will save the whiteboard you're in as a template.

Now you can add your new "template" with all of the content into any other Teams chat or channel you like.

Hi! @Michelle_Firth I still don't see the templates when I add the whiteboard. I'm only able to create a new whiteboard. How do you see your templates? Thanks!

@judydom you might not have whiteboards configured to give you a template option when you create a new one. If you click the ellipses --> "Templates", do you see the option for templates now?

 

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@DanielKlicks 

Daniel, a very belated thanks for your answer to my question. I've found them, so I now have a way to add them to a Teams Channel. (I don't care for the weblink method of getting Planner plans into a private Teams channel, but it is at least a way to do it. I'm glad to at least have the same method available for this.)

@Michelle_Firth Looks like the last big update to Teams removed the My Templates and option to save as a Template?????

Here's what worked for me today: Use the desktop Whiteboard app from the MS Store. With the same credentials as what you have in Teams, you can see and copy (ctrl-a) all the contents of the first WB and paste to the second. Thanks to: @Hakkim_Buccekkine
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/how-to-move-whiteboard-from-one-channel-to-an...
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best response confirmed by JonSaward (Copper Contributor)
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Afaik no, that experience only allows you to create a new WB. You could try the web tab and insert the url? Adam

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