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2 ways to create a private channel for Microsoft Teams. Teams & PowerShell

In this blog post I will explain how to create a private channel in Microsoft Teams.(Private Channel) This can be done in 2 ways. Either through the GUI, In the user interface. It can also be done via PowerShell.

When is it best to create a private team? Find out in this blog.

1. Through the Teams web version or Teams Application create a private channel

  • It does not matter whether you do this through the website at https://teams.microsoft.com/ or through the Teams Application.
  • Press right on your Team and press Add Channel.
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  • Select privacy
  • Choose Private - accessible only to a certain group of people within Microsoft Teams
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  • After creation, first add the users to the Team to which the channel belongs.
  • Then add the users to the teams channel you created.

2. Via PowerShell create a private channel for Microsoft Teams

  • Install the new version of the Mirosoft Teams PowerShell Module containing private-channels via docs.microsoft.com
  • Register-PSRepository -Name PSGalleryInt -SourceLocation https://www.poshtestgallery.com/ -InstallationPolicy Trusted
  • Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams -Repository PSGalleryInt -Force
  • Get-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams

Login to Microsoft Teams via PowerShell

  • Connect-MicrosoftTeams to connect via PowerShell to the admin controls.
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Retrieve your previously created teams via: get-team (or create a new team)

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  • Copy your group IDs to a separate place.
  • Copy the groupID to the line below. Choose a display name and press Enter.

New-TeamChannel -GroupId f98369f6-24d6-4b8d-aa1c-ca5a3e0a94f7 -DisplayName "Office 365 Tips" -MembershipType Private

  • Your channel was created at PowerShell.
  • You can work through CSV Import or variable to create multiple private teams .
  • A step after that is to automate this process. Or integrate it into a workflow so that creation happens based on a trigger or need within the organization.
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