Nov 07 2019 05:31 AM
Nov 07 2019 05:31 AM
so after searching I cannot find the answer to this.
I've created a team that will have channels in it representing different projects.
I've made one channel private so that I can choose which team members have access to it.
But now, I want to revoke that and allow all team members to see the channel.
I can't figure out how though.
Other than deleting the channel and that isn't an option.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Apr 11 2020 05:26 AM
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Apr 11 2020 05:35 AM
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Apr 23 2020 07:01 PM - edited Apr 23 2020 07:04 PM
@Shepherd360I don't think this is poor planning from MS.. it's just the way software is developed these days following agile methods. As requirements emerge, so they're recognised and implemented. If we followed the whole up front planning/design thing, we'd still be waiting for Teams and when it finally came out in three years time, it would be another Windows Vista or 8 disaster.
Nope, for all of it's problems, MS are probably on the right track for product development, it's us who have to understand agile development, what that means for our users and get the feedback fed back to MS in time.
Jun 09 2020 03:48 PM
I am also going through this.. I wanted the channel private for the initial team pow wow and want to now change to public for go live and was not able to, the problem with creating a new channel is having to "move" all the files from one place to another which loses the date/history trail... this fix is needed to make it awesome!!@kevjackson
Jun 09 2020 03:59 PM - edited Jun 09 2020 04:02 PM
Due to the nature of a private channel, not even an administrator can see inside if not invited.
The only option is to invite more people into the private channel, and those people have to exist in the team, or delete the channel through Teams admin portal.
Yeah, I know it's a problem, but it was an afterthought in my view.
Keep in mind, you can still move files out of private channels to other channels where you are a member.
Jul 29 2020 06:16 AM
Vote up this feature request https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/38535709-convert-private-chann...
Aug 06 2020 04:58 PM
Aug 06 2020 11:42 PM
As ment.io is third party software, it is their responsability to test and adjust wherever neccesary.
Private channels went through private/public testing phases to make sure it works with all platform functionalities, it is however impossible for Microsoft to test all third party add-ons.
Jan 07 2021 07:18 AM
Jan 15 2021 08:23 AM
One reason I have for wanting to change my private channel to public is because there is functionality iI can't have in the private channel. e.g. I can't have Forms or Tasks. I can have connectors but those are connectors to Forms in the main Team in which case it is no longer private.
When will Microsoft allow these types of apps to be used within a private channel?
Jan 26 2021 10:45 PM
"Also, when creating new channels, if you screw up and forget to make it private, you cannot delete it and then immediately create a new one with the same name. That may work after the retention period has expired."
This is a workaround method:
- rename the channel
- delete it
- create a new one with the same name (You can choose either public or private for the new channel)