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MC696576 – (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Archive channels

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check before: 2023-12-22

Product:

Teams

Platform:

US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Status:

Rolling out

Change type:

Admin impact, Feature update, Updated message

Links:

123769

Details:

Microsoft Teams now allows channel owners and administrators to archive channels for paused or completed projects. Archiving a channel will make it unavailable in the teams and channels list, and no actions will be allowed on it. The rollout is expected to begin in late February 2024 and complete by early April 2024. Channel members can still access and read through the channel content, but cannot take any actions. It is recommended to communicate with teams and channel owners to utilize the archive channel capability to keep the channel in read-only mode.
Updated February 25, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 late February 2024 (previously early February) and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by early April 2024 (previously late February).

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Release Phase:
Targeted Release

Created:
2023-12-08

updated:
2024-02-27

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DatePropertyoldnew
2024-02-27MC Feature Status123769
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
Web, Scheduled
123769
All, InRollout, TargetedRelease
Desktop, InRollout, TargetedRelease
Web, InRollout, TargetedRelease
2024-02-26MC Last Updated02/16/2024 23:25:492024-02-26T03:51:06Z
2024-02-26MC MessagesUpdated February 16, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 February 2024 (previously early January) and expect to complete by mid-February 2024 (previously early January).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late February 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously late February).
Updated February 25, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 late February 2024 (previously early February) and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February).
Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by early April 2024 (previously late February).
2024-02-26MC End Time04/22/2024 10:00:002024-05-06T10:00:00Z
2024-02-26MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams now allows channel owners and administrators to archive channels for paused or completed projects. Archiving a channel will make it unavailable in the teams and channels list, and no actions will be allowed on it. The rollout will begin in February 2024, and channel members can still access and read through the channel content. It is recommended to communicate with teams and channel owners to utilize the archive channel capability.Microsoft Teams now allows channel owners and administrators to archive channels for paused or completed projects. Archiving a channel will make it unavailable in the teams and channels list, and no actions will be allowed on it. The rollout is expected to begin in late February 2024 and complete by early April 2024. Channel members can still access and read through the channel content, but cannot take any actions. It is recommended to communicate with teams and channel owners to utilize the archive channel capability to keep the channel in read-only mode.
2024-02-17MC Last Updated12/11/2023 22:12:452024-02-16T23:25:49Z
2024-02-17MC MessagesUpdated December 11, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 February 2024 (previously early January) and expect to complete by mid-February 2024 (previously early January).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously late January) and expect to complete by late February 2024 (previously late January).
Updated February 16, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 February 2024 (previously early January) and expect to complete by mid-February 2024 (previously early January).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late February 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously late February).
2024-02-17MC End Time04/01/2024 10:00:002024-04-22T10:00:00Z
2024-02-17MC SummaryMicrosoft Teams now allows channel owners and administrators to archive channels for paused or completed projects. Archiving a channel will make it unavailable in the teams and channels list, and no actions will be allowed on it. The rollout will begin in February 2024, and channel members can still access and read through the channel content. It is recommended to communicate with teams and channel owners to utilize the archive channel capability.
2024-01-12MC Feature Status123769
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
Web, Scheduled
2024-01-09MC Feature Status123769
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
Web, Scheduled
2024-01-03MC Feature Status123769
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
Web, Scheduled
2023-12-16MC Feature Status123769
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
Web, Scheduled
2023-12-15MC Feature Status123769
All, Scheduled
Desktop, Scheduled
Web, Scheduled
2023-12-12MC MessagesFor 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.
Updated December 11, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 February 2024 (previously early January) and expect to complete by mid-February 2024 (previously early January).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 (previously late January) and expect to complete by late February 2024 (previously late January).
2023-12-12MC TitleMicrosoft Teams: Archive channels(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Archive channels
2023-12-12MC Last Updated12/08/2023 00:33:252023-12-11T22:12:45Z
2023-12-12MC MessageTagNamesFeature update, Admin impactUpdated message, Feature update, Admin impact
2023-12-12MC End Time02/29/2024 09:00:002024-04-01T10:00:00Z
2023-12-09MC Feature Status123769
All, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported
Desktop, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported
Web, FeatureRolloutStatusNotSupported-;

*starting April 2022

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