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. Diagram indicating how file sharing works between Teams and OneDrive for Business and SharePoint

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:

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