11-07-2019 05:31 AM
11-07-2019 05:31 AM
so after searching I cannot find the answer to this.
I've created a team that will have channels in it representing different projects.
I've made one channel private so that I can choose which team members have access to it.
But now, I want to revoke that and allow all team members to see the channel.
I can't figure out how though.
Other than deleting the channel and that isn't an option.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
11-07-2019 05:55 AM
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11-12-2019 01:09 AM
12-17-2019 07:28 AM
@kevjackson While you can't just switch it back to public (there are some privacy implications here to be aware of, for instance if someone posted something that was supposed to be private in a small group and then that was made public - institutionally, people may need to scrub through the entire chat history if making a channel public again), what you can do is just give everybody on the team permissions to that private channel, effectively making it public. That is a better way to ensure you don't unintentionally give access to people that shouldn't have access in the future, though it does take more administrative work.
12-17-2019 08:46 AM
01-27-2020 11:15 AM
Any updates here? Trying to figure out if I need to set aside some time to move everything into a new channel...
01-28-2020 06:12 AM - edited 01-28-2020 06:47 AM
Hi, is that definitely correct about the private *channels* within a Group's Team chat, that it creates a whole separate site collection?
My understanding was that it creates a folder within that Group's SharePoint folders, just as it does when creating any channel, just protected and only accessible only by those invited users. That's how it seems to present it.
If so, this has implications in terms of internal governance. For reference, we have turned off the functionality that allows all staff to create Groups, but they can still create channels (or at least, the admins for those Groups can).
01-28-2020 06:34 AM - edited 01-28-2020 06:35 AM
I just created a private channel within a public team.
Opened the files in that private channel:
Opened files in one of the public channels:
As you can see the files are stored in a separate sharepoint site collection.
In Teams the channel is contained within 1 Team.
When you sync the whole team files, this channel will not be added automatically as it is stored in a separate collection. You need to manually (or via Intune) add the library to your synced locations.
02-28-2020 12:18 PM - edited 02-28-2020 12:20 PM
I am now reconfiguring all my teams. You cannot change channels from public to private or vise-versa as some instructions on the net elude to.
Also, when creating new channels, if you screw up and forget to make it private, you cannot delete it and then immediately create a new one with the same name. That may work after the retention period has expired.
I guess this was the only way to have private channels in Teams as it sits on top of SharePoint. I doubt Teams was actually meant to have private channels as it defeated the whole "Team" concept.
Poor planning from MS for not understanding what the community wanted and needed I am thinking.
02-28-2020 12:27 PM
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