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How To Create a Private Channel In Teams (2023)

Earlier in this post, we shared the basics about Microsoft Teams App. If you are already familiar with Microsoft Teams or you started using them at work, then you are aware of a channel in a MS teams app. Teams are made up of channels, which are the conversations you have with your teammates. Each channel is can be used for a specific topic, department, or project.

The private channel is a great choice if you prefer to have conversations and file transfers with only a few members. A normal channel can be accessed by all team members.

There is an option for a team to have anyone as members to a channel but for a private channel, only accessible for members who were invited to use it. One team can have a maximum of 30 private channels and they can have a maximum of 250 members.

How to setup a private channel?

  • Launch “Microsoft Teams
  • Select a team for which you prefer to create a private channel
  • Click More Options (…)
  • Select “Add Channel
How to create a private channel in teams
  • Type the “Channel name
  • Type the “Description” if you wish
  • Under Privacy, select “Privacy – Accessible Only to a specific group of people within the team
  • Click “Next
microsoft teams private channel
  • Now, start adding members to the private channel
microsoft teams private chat
  • The private channel is created and active under the teams list.
microsoft teams private
  • As you can see, the private channel had locked icon that indicates the channel is not normal channel but private.

How do I change the teams channel to private?

It is good that Microsoft Teams can create private channels to restrict collaboration. What if you prefer to convert standard channel to a private channel with current details such as members and files. Unfortunately, no option is available on Microsoft Teams and a workaround is to create a new private channel. Click here for more information.

Congratulations! You have learnt on how to create a private channel in teams app.

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