Sharing files in Microsoft Teams
This article describes a Microsoft Teams feature that hasn't yet been released. It's been announced, and it's coming soon. If you're an admin, you can find out when this feature will be released in the Message Center (in the Microsoft 365 admin center). To stay on top of upcoming Teams features, check out the Microsoft 365 Roadmap.
The file sharing features in Teams let users share content with other Teams users in their organization. Sharing in Teams is based on the settings configured in SharePoint and OneDrive, so whatever you set up for SharePoint and OneDrive will control sharing in Teams as well.
Teams sharing lets users do the following:
Share files from OneDrive.
Set permissions for files they want to share with others.
Share files across Teams.
Share files from their list of recently accessed files (typically, these are the files users are most interested in sharing).
Stay within Teams when they click a file name to open a file.
Teams shortens long SharePoint URLS and browser URLS that point to a file. Teams uses just the file name to link to a file. Additionally, the Get link option has been changed to Copy link to eliminate any confusion that users might have about giving others access to a file.
Configure sharing in OneDrive and SharePoint
For more information about sharing files in OneDrive and SharePoint, including how to configure sharing and how to turn sharing on and off, see:
External sharing overview - describes what happens when users share, depending on what they're sharing and with whom.
Turn external sharing on or off - describes how global and SharePoint admins can change their organization-level sharing settings for SharePoint and OneDrive.
Change external sharing for a site – describes how global and SharePoint admins can turn external sharing on or off for a site.
Change the default link type when users get links for sharing - describes how to set the default link type so that it is more restrictive.