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So, i've been talking with few firms adopting Teams and we haven't figured out yet the usage of Teams and Channels. 

Bottom line, the goal is to be able to share files, chat and have calls. 

Chat is great, also meetings are easy to schedule, but Channels are still unknown.

We are using today Skype for standup, scrum calls and also for chatting about various issues.

In Teams, i can setup a meeting, chat within that meeting and make a call, but that meeting doesn't show up regularly on the side bar.

So i thought the Channel would be great place for that! have a channel to have the files, chat and have a call! but NO, calls cannot be made from channels. WHY?? Do i need to replicate every group of people that i have in Channel to be in the chat, to make calls? 

Also i don't want to schedule a meeting every time i want to call the team about something. Again, it works from chat but doesn't work from the Channel. 

Anyone has a solution for that? What would be the best practice here?

 

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on mobile app "meet now" button is not there. ow to activate it?

@Dsyfer I would definitely follow Chris' advice and move away from private channels to separate teams. The current setup you have will most likely come back and haunt you in the future so the sooner the better. It will most likely never be an easier time to do it in the future.  

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I don’t understand the point of a channel if you can’t make a call or hold meetings from it. On my iPhone app, I can only post. There is no ‘meet now’ option.
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I don’t see a ‘meet now’ option on the iPhone app. Am I missing something?
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I don't think the Meet now functionality is available in the app. You can have meetings in a standard channel, not in a private channel.