Dec 10 2019 01:13 AM
Dec 10 2019 01:13 AM
Does anyone have any information on when Private Channels will get Planners?
Teams is a collaborative tool, but you can't assign tasks to people in private channels due to the lack of planners.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Feb 18 2021 03:23 AM
@Chris Webb I tried this solution, but it did not really work out for me. First of all, because when I create a shared plan in the Planner, I can only create it on the General channel (the only public channel) hence it would be visible to everybody in the Team (something I wanted to avoid). Secondly, adding the link of the shared plan to the private channel did not really work out for me, as it prompts users to chose how they want to open the link, and nothing really happens when you click on the "Launch it now" link. I can only open it in a browser, which is quite inconvenient... So I wouldn't really call this a workaround, more like a garage-tuning-type "solution".
But thanks for the idea anyways! It's a pity that Microsoft limits the option of Planner for public channels. I second on what someone told before me: also in our organisation it is not so easy the request a new Team for each project, so it would be great to be able to have only one Team (with different private channels) for minor projects.
Mar 31 2021 06:37 AM
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May 17 2021 10:16 AM
@Cline_B @MJKsotech @BobMyself and all: I would encourage you to vote on this Uservoice item, which shows that this feature is Under Review. After you do, you'll get updates on its progress: Create Planner tabs within Private Channels – Welcome to UserVoice!
Nov 12 2021 06:24 AM
@Chris Webb Hi, its 2021 - are planners available for private channels yet? If I have 500 people in General Team and create private channel (team) with 10 people - I am not able to quickly select one of the ten people names to filter tasks and see 500 people in my planner who have nothing to do with the work. Any thoughts on how to proceed to take advantage of the planner function for smaller teams in private channels?
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Jan 19 2022 01:21 AM
Well, inside a Teams you can create different channels. The contents of normal channels are visible to **everybody** inside that given Teams. You can create however a so-called private channel, where contents are only visible to a defined group of users (the members of that private channels), not for the rest of your Teams. This would be an ideal solution in organisations where the creation of new Teams is limited, and/or where there are lots of smaller-size projects. For a smaller project you might not want/be able to create a new Teams, a private channel would be a great solution, except that you can not use the Planner function (for some reason) within private channels, even though it's a useful planning feature, especially for teamwork.
Hope this clarifies the problem.