Mattermost, Inc.

Convert group messages to private channel

Hi,

I noticed that Slack supports this feature:

Does Mattermost? If not, I’d like to recommend it. We have a group message that is taking on a life of its own. But how to move it to a channel and not lose the message history?

Thanks,
Pierce

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Hi @ptyler! Thank you for reaching out.

Here is a doc with more information on this: https://docs.mattermost.com/help/getting-started/organizing-conversations.html#converting-public-channels-to-private.

Also, here is the CLI command tool that can be used: https://docs.mattermost.com/administration/command-line-tools.html#mattermost-command-move.

From what I can tell this specific functionality does not exist in MM currently.

This is not a good implementation. Anyone should be able to convert DMs to private channels. I have to add someone to a chat and they will access to none of the history.

Please add the ability for anyone to convert DMs to private chats.

I’ll go look for a place to make feature requests.

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I’ve added my votes to the request to retain message history when adding a new person to a DM. I would be happy with that feature OR converting DMs to private chats for everyone.

Adding users to group DM should provide an option to keep history

I came across this thread when looking for a way to convert group conversations to private channels. What started as a side conversation between four people on my team kind of met the need for having a new channel, but unfortunately, there is no way to do that. I would hate to just make the new channel and lose all of the chat history, so I would prefer to convert it.

Please add this feature.

Hi, everyone.

To keep the ball rolling on this topic, please add your votes to the Uservoice post shared by @aangelinsf here:

Please share your thoughts on the importance of having this feature there. Thanks.