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Teams public channel

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Can the files within a public channel be set to view only? The channel will be a repository of documents for users to view only. And we would like to make it a public channel.
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best response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution

Hey @Matcole ,

 

This can be easily achieved but you will have to use Sharepoint online to change the permissions; every Team has a corresponding sharepoint site associated with it and each channel is represented as a folder in the sharepoint site. Just set the permissions on the folder corresponding to the channel to read only for members/other users. Here are a few links that should help:

https://www.balestra.be/2020/06/make-files-in-a-channel-read-only-in-microsoft-teams.html

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/allow-read-only-access-for-files-in-ms-teams/...

 

Thanks