Microsoft Teams – Channel moderation

Microsoft Teams - Channel moderation is ON - permission setting for Team members
Microsoft Teams - Channel moderation is ON - permission setting for Team members

Hi All,

Greetings for the day 🙂 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 🙂

Today I got to know something new related to Microsoft Teams channel and seems to be nice feature so sharing 🙂

Microsoft Teams channels featureChannel moderation

What is Microsoft Teams Channel Moderation ?

  • Moderation for Teams channel is setting which allows to set
    • Who can start a new post
    • Allows to set team member permissions for
      • Whether to allow team members to reply message
      • Whether to allow team members to pin channel
      • Whether to allow bots to post team message
      • Whether to allow connectors to post team message

How to manage Team Channel Moderation ?

  • Navigating to Channel settings as
fig : Navigating to channel settings - Manage channel
fig : Microsoft Teams – Navigating to channel settings – Manage channel
  • Please note that on channel settings page – by default Channel moderation is off
fig : Microsoft Teams - Standard channel settings - by default channel moderation is Off
fig : Microsoft Teams – Standard channel settings – by default channel moderation is Off
  • To turn on the Channel moderation setting – change the value – On in Channel moderation dropdown
  • Once we turned On – Channel moderation, we will have the settings which we can set
fig : Microsoft Teams - Channel moderation is ON  - permission setting for Team members
fig : Microsoft Teams – Channel moderation is ON – permission setting for Team members

How can add Team Channel Moderators ?

  • Once we have turned ON Channel moderation we can manage the channel moderators
  • Team owners are default moderators for channel
fig : Microsoft Teams - Managing channel moderators
fig : Microsoft Teams – Managing channel moderators – Team owners are default channel moderators
  • Click on “Manage” button in above fig, we will have “Add or remove moderators” dialog from which we can add the Channel moderators as shown in below fig
fig : Microsoft Teams - Channel moderation - adding channel moderators
fig : Microsoft Teams – Channel moderation – adding / removing channel moderators

Scenarios for using moderators for Team channels :

  • Consider scenario of Announcement channel – where manager will do only important posts related to project announcements of deliverables

Few important points regarding Team Channel Moderation :

  • By default Channel moderation is OFF
  • Channel moderation is available only for standard channels and not for General and Private channels
fig : Microsoft Teams - General channel settings - no setting for Channel Moderation
fig : Microsoft Teams – General channel settings – no setting for Channel Moderation
  • Channel moderation is per channel setting
  • There is no tenant level setting for channel moderation

Knowledge Junction have very good team articles and latest updates about Microsoft Teams. Kindly please have a look once – https://knowledge-junction.com/category/technology-articles/m365/microsoft-teams/

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Prasham Sabadra

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