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In 2 steps create a channel in Teams – Office 365 – from my previous two articles 1. Getting started with Microsoft Teams in Office 365 and 2. How to create Teams in Microsoft Teams – Office 365 we have learned about what is Microsoft Teams and how to install and configure Microsoft Teams from Microsoft 365 admin center and how to create teams in Microsoft Teams.

In this article, we will learn about how to add a channel in Microsoft Teams. Before starting that little let’s brief about Microsoft Teams Channel.

What is teams in Microsoft Teams (create a channel in Teams)?

Microsoft Teams are a collection of people who work on various projects in the organization – for each project team, we can create a separate team using that they can communicate with each other and work more collaborative way, and can share content, tools, etc among each other within the organization.

  • Teams can be created as private –  this is to only invite users.
  • Teams can also be created as public – this is open to anyone within the organization who can join.

Note:

  • In public teams, we can have a maximum of 5000 members.

What is the channel in Microsoft Teams (create a channel in Teams)?

Channels are dedicated sections within a team to maintain the conversations more organized – the conversations could be anything, whatever is related to the particular team. The channel is built around a topic – and the topic could be “Team Events”, projects related discussions, just for fun, etc. This is the place where the team holds meetings – have a conversation with each other and work on the Shared files.

A channel is a core place where the work actually gets done. The channel can be extended with apps that include connectors, tabs, and bots.

There are two types of channels:

  • Standard – Accessible to everyone on the team
  • Private – Accessible only to a specific group of people within the team

Now we know what Microsoft Teams and its channels are. So let’s dive into the channel – how to create it – then we will realize the real value of the channel in the Teams.

Step-by-step process to add a channel in the Microsoft Teams: create a channel in Teams

Login to https://teams.microsoft.com or open the Microsoft teams desktop app(in fact this is the recommended one).

create a channel in Teams - Microsoft Teams Channel- SharePoint Integration
Microsoft Teams – Channel- SharePoint Integration

Then we will land on the “Create a channel for <team name> team” page.

Enter the below.

  • Channel name
  • Description (optional)
  • Privacy
  • Automatically show this channel on everyone’s list(optional).
Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration
Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration

In Privacy we have:

  • Standard – Accessible to everyone on the team
  • Private – Accessible only to a specific group of people within the team

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Click on the Add button.

Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration
Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration

Adding the channel status is being displayed.

Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration
Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration

Then we can see the channel home page:

Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration
Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration

Let’s see what happens in SharePoint online when we create a channel in Microsoft Teams: create a channel in Teams

Login to the SharePoint Migration Team site “https://globalsharepoint2019.sharepoint.com/sites/SharePointMigrationTeam&#8221; which was created thru Microsoft Teams.

Here, we can see that the channel “SharePoint Migration Team – Channel” which we have created in Microsoft Teams – is created as a folder inside the default “Documents” library. So we can say that channel in Microsoft Teams is nothing but a folder in SharePoint “Documents” library under the particular team site.

Note:

The “General” folder that we can see here in the “Documents” library is – a folder that was created automatically when we created the “SharePoint Migration Team” in Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration
Microsoft Teams-Channel-SharePoint Integration

Summary: How to create a private channel in Teams (create a channel in Teams)

In this article, we have learned the below:

  • What is teams in Microsoft Teams?
  • Overview of teams and channels in Microsoft Teams.
  • Learn about teams and channels.
  • How to create Channel in Microsoft Teams?
  • What happens in SharePoint online when we create a channel in Microsoft Teams.
  • Types of channels in Microsoft Teams.
  • Microsoft teams channel privacy.

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