SharePoint/ Teams Private channels - can no longer manage or create groups

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Hello!

 

We have created many SharePoint/security in order to manage granular permissions to view or view/edit confidential information within SharePoint/ Teams Private channels. Over the last week, we've noticed that the ability to manage or create these groups has been taken away. This does not appear to impact standard channels, only security groups contained within private Teams channels.

 

Whenever we try to modify the membership of the groups that we have been managing in the past, the only option we have is "Actions" and the usual "New" option has disappeared.

 

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How it used to be:

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We have also lost the ability to create new SharePoint/security groups within private channels too.

 

I suspect this is a bug? We still have complete ownership of this SharePoint private channel so it doesn't make sense that we can't change existing groups that we have ownership permissions for.

 

Any guidance would be very much appreciated :)

 

Many thanks,

J

4 Replies

Bumping for a response.

Hi, I'm facing the same issue and have opened a Ticket in Microsoft, waiting for their response.

Hope it's clear what happened.
I'm glad it's not only us.

If this function has been depreciated it will be enormously impactful for us and we will have to spend weeks transferring data to standard channels (as you can't convert private to standard). This also means having to create entirely new SharePoint groups and populating their memberships as groups do not transfer from private to standard channels, and visa versa.