Show, hide, or pin a team or channel in Teams

There are three viewing options for teams and channels: show, hide, and pin.

Show a team or channel

When you join a new team, it's automatically shown in your teams list. If you're a member of a team but you don't see it, do the following: 

  1. On the left side of Teams, scroll to the bottom of your teams list and select Hidden teams,

  2. Locate the team you're looking for.

  3. Select More options More options icon> Show.

Show hidden team

Hide a team or channel

If you don't want a team or channel to show in your teams list, hide it. This is a great way to clean up your list and focus on the teams and channels you're active in.

Go to a team or channel name and select More options More options icon> Hide.

Hide team

You can also show channels from the hidden channels menu beneath the channels list of a team. Select More options More options icon> Show.

Note: To help get you up and running, Teams automatically shows the five most popular channels in every new team you join.

Pin or unpin a channel

Pinned channels stay at the top of the list so you don’t have to hunt them down.

To pin a channel, go to a channel name and select More options More options icon> Pin. This ensures that the channel stays at the top of your list. If you change your mind, just select it again and unpin it.

Tip: Once you pin a channel, drag it into the order you want. If you do this for several channels, you'll have all your pinned channels conveniently placed.

Pin a channel

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Delete a channel

Customize channel notifications

When you join a new team, it's automatically shown in your teams list. If you know you're a member of a team but don't see it, scroll to the bottom of your teams list and select See all teams.

Show a channel

Tap Teams Teams button and go to the bottom of the team list. Tap See all teams, then tap the team the channel is in and tap the circle next to the channels you want shown. To hide, tap the circle again to deselect it.

Note: To help get you up and running, Teams automatically shows the five most popular channels in every new team you join.

Delete a channel

Go to the desktop or web app to delete a channel.

When you join a new team, it's automatically shown in your teams list. If you know you're a member of a team but don't see it, scroll to the bottom of your teams list and select See all teams.

Show a channel

Tap Teams Teams button and go to the bottom of the team list. Tap All teams, then tap the team the channel is in and tap the circle next to the channel you want to show.

Note: To help get you up and running, Teams automatically shows the five most popular channels in every new team you join.

Delete a channel

Tap Teams Teams button, go to the team name, and tap More options More options button> Manage channels. Then tap More options More options button next to the channel name and select Delete channel.

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