Teams - Change Private Channel URL

Copper Contributor

Hi there,

 

I'm looking for clarification on whether it's possible to amend a private channel URL once it has been created. As an example, I have the following SharePoint site: MyTestSite - MainSite, with the URL being  https://mytestcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/MyTestSite-MainSite.

 

The site has 3 private channels, named as follows:

01 - CurrentLongURL [https://mytestcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/MyTestSite-MainSite-01-CurrentLongURL]

02 - CurrentLongURL2 [https://mytestcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/MyTestSite-MainSite-02-CurrentLongURL2]

03 - CurrentLongURL3 [https://mytestcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/MyTestSite-MainSite-03-CurrentLongURL3]

 

When we create the private channel it takes the URL of the SharePoint site and then the name of the private channel to create the Private Channel URL. Is there a way to change the URL of the Private channel? We've changed the URL of the top-level SharePoint site to be shorter [https://mytestcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/MTS], however the URL of the private channels doesn't seem to be updatable from the SharePoint or Teams admin centres. 

 

What I want to know is, is there a simple way to update the private channel URLs (any known scripts) or would it be a case of manually creating new Private Channels with a suitable name so that the URL is short, then renaming the Private Channel name post-creation to something referenceable?

 

Issues we are experiencing as a result of the URL being too long:

  • Issues moving / adding files
  • Missing / empty folders when zipped from sharepoint/teams

Many thanks,

Lex

2 Replies
As far as i know it is not possible to change the URL'S of private Channels

@LexPage23try creating a new channel, then navigate through that channel's tabs (i.e. "Files" or "Wiki"). i was able to resolve a similar scenario caused by an ampersand in a group name effectively breaking the "Files" tab. I changed the URL of the site and eventually had to create a "test" channel, navigate to that channel's files tab, and that fixed the URL for the Files tab of the original channel. I was then able to delete the test channel and everything seemed to work fine.

 

Drew the conclusion from info in this article (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/change-site-address) that said when a site was renamed to go to the Files tab of ANY channel. Since the existing one was broke, I created the test channel to see if that would do the trick and it did.

 

Hope this helps!