❌ This is the solution if you can't add anyone to a private channel in Microsoft Teams
If you cannot add someone to a private channel in Microsoft Teams it is because the guests or members are not on the main team.
It is not possible to add people directly in a private channel or private channel without them being part of the general channel.
Scenario: An example scenario is: Collaboration with external users. Add everyone to the same team. Do not use the general channel for 'internal' communication but create private channels. In this example, do not use the general channel and close all communication. See tip: Create guest team and limit the general channel in use - Read-Only
In this blog, I have provided a lot of information on how to organise a team in the ideal world.
Is it not possible to add members in Microsoft Teams ?
If you want to add members, but cannot do so in a private channel, this is because people must first be added to the general channel.
Open the team your private channel belongs to
Navigate to your main team. In this case, "Project Y".
Add people to the team via 'Add member'.
Then open the Microsoft Teams private channel
Add the member or several new members in the private channel one by one or in group.
This is the solution to add people in a private channel in Microsoft Teams.
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