Microsoft Teams: Archive channels
For a paused or completed project where owners want to preserve channel content, but no longer want to keep the channel active, they can archive channels now!
Archiving channels will be available for Teams users. You, as a channel owner or administrator can archive a channel you own. By archiving the channel, it will not be available in your and channel members teams and channels list anymore and no more actions will be allowed on the channel like messaging, reacting, commenting, editing etc. In case, you want, you can unarchive the channel as well, by going to manage teams > channels. Team members can hoist the channel in their left rail even after archival.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 123769
When this will happen:
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early January and expect to complete by early January 2024.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late January and expect to complete by late January 2024.
How this will affect your organization:
Channel owners and administrators can now archive channels to avoid any activity on them and can restore if needed. Channel members will not be able to take actions on the channel like messaging, reacting, commenting, editing etc., but they can still access and read through the channel content.
What you need to do to prepare:
Communicate teams and channel owners to utilize archive channel capability to keep the channel in read-only mode.
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