M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Tags will be supported in Private Channels

MC707674 – Updated April 3, 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Tags will now be supported in private channels in Microsoft Teams. Users can now use tags to @ mention groups of people in private channels.  

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 373545

When this will happen:

Preview: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-February 2024 and expects to complete by late February 2024.

General Availability: Microsoft will begin rolling out late February 2024 and expects to complete by mid-April 2024 (previously late March).

How this will affect your organization:

End users will now be able to use tags in Microsoft Teams private channels. 

What you need to do to prepare:

Learn more about managing who can create and manage tags within your tenant.

To help end users learn more about using tags, direct them to the Using tags in Microsoft Teams documentation.