Microsoft Teams: Promote channel creation

Today, our experience focusses on letting users create team at the top level, with channel creation as a per team level option. Looking at the user behavior here, users end up creating more teams, where it could have been channels within teams, leading to team proliferation and difficulty in managing teams. To address this, we are looking to promote channel creation.

For users to collaborate effectively, they need to set-up the right collaboration space. Channels being the main hub of collaboration, we made it easier for users to create channels. With the channel creation option elevated to the top, users can now create the appropriate collab space by picking between team or channel. They will be able to host the channel into a team of their choosing.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 163363

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early January 2024 and expect to complete by mid-January 2024.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-January and expect to complete by late January 2024.

How this will affect your organization:

End-users will now be able to go to + button in the teams and channels list to create a channel, which they can host in a channel of their choice. 

What you need to do to prepare:

Ask users to pick the right team they want to host channels in, while creating channels from + button. 

Message ID: MC697808

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