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MS Teams: How to turn a private channel back to a standard channel?

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Hi, can anyone tell me how to convert a private channel back to a standard one?
Private channel is lacking (yet) some apps which I would need....
Thx, regards
Wolf

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What do you mean? private channels aren’t available yet! Do you mean private teams? In that case you could change it from private to public by clicking the three dots next to the team and choose team settings! Then change the setting from here!
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@adam deltinger 

Hi Adam,

we have private channels available since a few weeks, not sure whether we are in beta or not- at least so far its working fine except the limited number of apps available there...
private channel.JPG

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Are you in a private preview tenant or using a DEV version or something??
Just keep in mind in case you are under NDA also
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@adam deltinger 

Hi, thx, I'll check with my admins next week. Nobody is in today due to a public holiday yesterday..

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Yeah, that's probably not public knowledge yet so I wouldn't' go into details about your setup :P, although private channels are no secret that they are coming. What I can cryptically say private channels have different architecture than your regular channel so I doubt you'll be able to just change it to a normal channel, you are probably looking at deleting(rename) and recreating.
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@Chris Webb At least I learned, that converting is not possible for various reason.. Thx anyway for your feedback!

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@Wolfgang Gottschalk I was looking to create private channel in MsTeams but it looks like it is not available to me. Is there any way to turn on this feature?

Thanks.

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@Prakash_Tandukar I have the same problem... any answer for this question?

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Either it has been turned off a the global tenant level from the Teams admin center, or any Owner of the Teams has disabled PC creation for members from that Teams settings
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