Make a public team private in Desktop
In order to join a private team, you must be added to the team by the team owner.
In the team gallery, you have the option to join public teams and the members of those teams will be able to view them without the need to ask for permission from the team owner.
Change a team’s privacy status
By selecting More options Edit team when your team’s privacy settings are set to private (or vice versa), you will be able to make any changes to your team by clicking at the bottom of the menu under the team name in the left sidebar. Upon reaching the bottom of the page, please make sure that you scroll down to the bottom of the window to confirm your changes. You can select either the Public or the Private option under the Privacy tab.
Go to the desktop or web app to change the privacy settings for a team.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change Microsoft teams channels from public to private?
- When you are in the team where you wish to create a private channel, you will be able to click on the More options button when you are in that team. You can add a channel by clicking on the Add Channel button.
- It is recommended that you name your channel and describe it in a few words.
- If you want to make sure your documents are accessible only to a specific group of members within your team, click on the down arrow along the top of the privacy menu on the right side so you can select Private – Accessible only to a specific group of people within your team.
- Once you have chosen Add, click on it.
How do you make a Microsoft team private?
It is possible to create a channel for a team by going to the team page, selecting More options, and then clicking on the Add channel button once you have logged in. Name the file and provide a description for it. Choose Private under Privacy and select a group of members within the team to whom the content will be accessible and select the down arrow. The next step is to select Next.