How to Migrate Channels From Slack to Teams

Microsoft Teams comes with the Microsoft 365 suite and offers all the features of Slack and a lot more. So why pay high licensing costs for Slack separately? Microsoft Teams is an effective alternative to Slack, providing seamless performance and coordination with other Microsoft 365 services, making coordination and collaboration between users easier. 

To communicate with other members on Slack, you use channels or direct messages. Private channels allow a group of teammates to debate and share information confidentially, whereas public channels are open to the entire team. 

Microsoft Teams works the same way when it comes to conversations. You will have Teams in Microsoft Teams like Slack channels, and in addition, it allows you to create different channels (sub-channels) in one Team. 

If you don’t have time to read this article, you can check this video that shows CloudFuze Slack  Channels to Teams migration platform in action.

To communicate with other members on Slack, you used channels or direct messages. Private channels let a group of teammates debate and share information confidentially, whereas public channels were open to the entire team. 

Microsoft Teams works the same way when it comes to conversations. You will have Teams in Microsoft Teams like Slack channels and in addition, it allows you to create different channels (sub-channels) in one Team. 

Public and Private Channels

It requires a one-time investment to migrate from Slack to Teams to free your organization from the need to spend heavily on annual Slack subscriptions. IT Admins can migrate direct messages, channels, workspaces, and files easily with no worries using a third-party tool like CloudFuze. 

This article describes how conversions can migrate Slack channels to Teams without losing a single chat conversation.

Things to Check Before Migrating Slack Channels 

Before migrating Slack channels, you need to check a few things in Slack to ensure that you don’t miss any channels migrating to Teams.  

  1. Unarchive all the archived channels that you want to move to Teams. This is because Owners and members will be removed from the archived channels and thus can’t be migrated to Teams. 
  2. To migrate private Slack channels, the admin should be part of the private channels or the private channel owner. Any active member of the channel should authenticate it via the email received. 
  3. Disable conditional access before initiating Slack to Teams migration, as it might restrict the users from getting authenticated. 

How to Migrate Channels From Slack to Teams  

CloudFuze offers a well-built and easy-to-use migration tool that seamlessly migrates your Slack’s public and private channels, including users, chat, emojis, timestamps, replies, @mentions, and files. Your Slack to Teams migration can be achieved in a few steps using the CloudFuze migration platform. 

Step 1: Create a CloudFuze account.  

Step 2: Add your Slack workspace and Microsoft Teams account to CloudFuze.

Slack workspace to teams

Step 3: Once the clouds are successfully added, go to the “Slack Migration” tab present on the left side of the panel. 

Slack Mirgation

Step 4: Select Source (Slack) and destination (Microsoft 365) platforms. 

Source (Slack) and destination (Microsoft 365)

Step 5: Go to the Channels tab and select the channels you want to migrate.  

  • By clicking the dropdown of a specific channel under the “Migrate As” section, you can choose whether to migrate a Slack channel as a Team or as a sub-channel in the Team. 
  • To change the name of the channel, click on the edit icon under “Destination Channel Name”. Similarly, the “Destination Team Name” can also be modified according to your business needs.  

 

slack to teams sub channels

 

Step 6: After all the necessary changes are done, select the channels you want to migrate and click on the “Start Migration” button.  

Step 7: A new window opens, which displays the status of your data migration.  

 

slack to teams Inprogress

 

Rework costs are exceedingly high, so doing it right is vital for the success of your migration effort. It’s best to get expert help to guide you through every step of the migration and ensure the successful migration of your data. 

Get help from migration professionals who have managed complicated Slack to Teams migrations for years. Contact our experts, get assistance, and migrate channels from Slack to Teams according to your needs without losing any conversations.