Collaborate in teams and channels

Create a channel

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Create a channel in Microsoft Teams to focus conversations on a specific topic, project, or department.

  1. Use a General channel to share announcements and news that everyone needs. Each team has a General channel by default.

    To create a new channel, select More options (...) > Add channel.

  2. Add a name and description.

  3. Select a privacy level: Standard or Private. 

  4. Choose to automatically show the channel in everyone's channel list.

  5. When you're ready, select Add and the channel appears in your team's channel list.

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