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MJKsotech
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Hello all,

 

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.

 

Thanks!

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The documentation says that planner isn’t currently supported! There’s no ETA for this out unfortunately but hopefully there will be a solution next year

Adam
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Hi @adam deltinger 

 

Thanks for the reply, lets hope its added soon.

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You can assign people of private channels tasks just fine. Private channel members are members of the Team so you can assign them tasks. The only thing you cannot do is have a "private" plan.

This is going to probably be awhile if at all since they have to rearchitect how Planner works to hide individual plans based on channels.

Anyway, you can use a website tab in a private channel to link straight to another plan if you want a link there, but you can most def. still assign tasks to anyone in the Team. If you need a private plan in general, then you'll have to have a Plan created on it's own, then a website tab linked to it and invite everyone in the channel, but at this point you might as well just create a new private Team for these people in the channel instead.
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Hi@Chris Webb

 

Thanks for the response. I'l look into this.

 

 

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@MJKsotech Is there any news about availability of MS Planner in a private channel ?

 

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@Sonja Van Aelst Hi, still no update on this. We had to use the work around of making planners online then pulling them into teams via the 'Website' function on 'add a tab'

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I wouldn't expect to see a Private plan for Private channels for a long time. If anything they might at least make the Planner tab available to use to add plans outside the channel etc. Similar to the Website tab option sooner than that, but it takes a serious architecture overhaul to make plans private to channels in an existing group. It'll probably end up just being new stand alone plans with a new group, and in that case if you need a private plan, you might as well just create a Private Team from the get go and add plans to that.
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