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JOGrady
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Is there a way to create a "public" user in a private group to have read access to everything?  We would like the entire company to have visibility to what is in Teams, but only with ReadOnly permissions.

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Only with a team and a single general channel since you can lock that channel down from posts but it would lock for everyone there is currently no way to lock read only to a subset of Teams users for conversations. Files you might be able to rig up something but I’m going to assume you mean conversations.
Hi @JOGrady,

There is a uservoice for Read-only access on Teams here

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36321109-i-would-like-to-creat...

I would recommend you vote for this to push it up the agenda. I think it’s a pretty important feature for transparency and functionality purposes.

As Chris said previously you can try workarounds but ultimately, what you need isn’t there yet - but ought to be.

Hope that answers your question

Best, Chris

@JOGrady for now use a Public Team, limit so only Owners can post to general, add channels etc. Then what's left for members is a read only channel. I covered some of this in my blog -> https://regarding365.com/5-rules-for-all-company-or-very-large-microsoft-teams-d74153d90c88

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