What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams will soon get an enhanced file sharing experience.
- An upcoming feature allows you to create a link for each file and easily set permissions.
- The feature could be rolled out as early as this month.
Sharing files through Microsoft Teams is now faster and easier to manage. According to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, there’s a new experience for file sharing on the go. The experience should “streamline sharing with Microsoft Teams” and make it easier to set permissions for shared files.
Microsoft describes the new experience on its roadmap:
Streamline sharing with Microsoft Teams. You can now create a shareable link for each file stored in Teams and set the appropriate permissions directly. In addition, you can also set permissions for files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive while creating a private chat or starting a channel conversation.
The feature is currently scheduled to roll out sometime this month, but the Microsoft 365 roadmap is intended to generally outline plans, not to set fixed dates when features should appear. That means we may not see the feature this month.
Once it’s over, it’s easier to create a link for a file and set permissions to share that file. The option to set permissions for SharePoint and OneDrive files during a private chat or within a channel should also come in handy.