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Team and Channel Name best practice in MS Teams

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Frequent Contributor
Hi all,

Could you please share the best practices around the channel name and the team name? Is there any character limitations?

Can I use the channel name like Team Name [10- Oct-2018] ?

Many thanks for your help.

4 Replies

Hi,

 

You can use the date format as a channel name, but I would rather name the channel something more relevant as once this date has passed, the channel becomes obsolete!

 

 

Name you channel something like "Process Runs" and once created you can created folders in that channel and these are the ones I would date name.  This way my team always know to review the process runs channel (for news about process runs) and can check for the files for specific dated ones I may have created, I can then link to these in the conversations within the "process runs" channel.


A channel name in the format you gave:
datedname.JPG

these characters:   ~#%&*{}+/\:<>?|'".

- for example is not supported

 

I would not suggest to long names...The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be named the same making the filepath longer!

 

/ Adam

best response confirmed by Badal Ratra (Frequent Contributor)
Solution
The channel names are limited to 50 characters and as Adam pointed out some character limitations as well. Team names can accepted more characters and don't have as many limitations, but as others have said, you don't want them getting too long, because it doesn't work well in the UI since you can't resize Team column etc. and people have to hover to get full names often if they are longer.
What could be maximum length of Team ID and Channel ID?