A shared channel is an online space within your team or organization where you and other members are able to collaborate with each other. You can allow people outside your organization to participate in shared channels without switching between organizations.
In order to find out why a shared channel is a better alternative to other types of channels, please read on.
Who can share a channel?
In addition to sharing their channels within and outside of their organizational structure, those who own channels can share their channels with other channels in and outside of their organizational structure, as well as with the teams they own.
Read the Share a channel with people article and the Share a channel with a team article if you wish to find out more about sharing a channel with others.
Who can create a shared channel?
A shared channel can be created by a team owner. It is the team owner who becomes the channel owner when they create a shared channel for their team.
Learn more about creating a shared channel by visiting the Create a shared channel page.
What is a host team?
When the owner of a team creates a shared channel for their team, they become the host of the channel since they are the person who has created it. The shared channel is part of the host team and sits inside of it. A channel owner will be able to share their channel with the host team, and can also add people to a shared channel without the need to add them to the host team.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a shared channel in Teams?
What are the two types of channels in Teams?
What is the purpose of a channel in Microsoft Teams?
How do you share a team channel with someone?
- Select More options from the menu when you are viewing the channel you wish to share. If you own a team, you can share the channel with them.
- Select the team name from the list and type in the name of the team. After that, select Done at the bottom of the screen. Shared channels are accessible immediately to the members of your team who receive a notification when the channel is shared.
Can you share just a channel in Teams?
Can channels in Teams have different members?
In order to add someone to a team, they must first be a member of the team before they can be added. Members can be added to the group. To add or remove members along with assigning roles, you will need to use the Members and Settings tabs. There can be up to 250 members in your private channel, with multiple owners.