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Jun 07 2021 03:28 PM - edited Jun 07 2021 03:31 PMSolution
Tabs are basically extensions to apps. Same deal. Private channels don't allow most of the tab options due to the security model and back end. Planner has to develop stand alone plans in planner not tied to a group so my guess is that hopefully Teams will be able to utilize these in private channels at some point if they do this, but right now many of the group connected tabs / apps will not be usable in Private channels.
Feb 18 2022 04:45 AM
@Nardotini +1 here from me. Teams is useful in general, but we organized our org structure in multiple private channels (one for each team).
The private channels are where the work happens.
Being restricted from using productivity apps in private channels is counter-intuitive and making us less effective.
+1 for adding that.
Apr 23 2022 09:28 AM
Oct 10 2022 07:44 AM
Some of my colleagues created a private channel to practice using Teams effectively in the classroom, but when they don't have access to the same apps, this becomes very confusing for them quite fast.
Apr 04 2023 12:32 PM
One option is to create individual Groups/Teams instead of private channels. It would allow you to assign tasks within that Group/Team - but, unfortunately, creates all the back-end pieces that a Group/Team generates.
Apr 21 2023 02:23 PM
Jun 01 2023 08:09 AM
@Honest_Joe I wrote a more detailed blog post about it here
Essentially when Teams creates a new site it disables several features for speed which Microsoft doesn't think that private channels need. One of them is the hidden feature I mentioned. Since it's a hidden feature you can't turn it on with the SharePoint interface, you have to use PowerShell commands.
In PowerShell, you must first install the PnP.PowerShell module if you haven't already done so, then connect to the private channel site using the command "Connect-PnPOnline", then use the command "Enable-PnPFeature 73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C -Scope Site -Force"