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Allow drag and drop from Outlook directly to Teams

Dragging and dropping attachments directly from the e-mail window without having to first drag them onto the desktop (for instance) and them from there dragging them to the files tab in Teams would make many lives so much easier.

There are a few suggestions to enable drag and dropping, but it seems that it is already working, at least with the desktop client, but making that work directly from an e-mail window would be very nice.

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    Mika Berglund shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Guy Mounier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        so inefficient to upload a file in SharePoint then add a link to Planner in Teams. Are we stuck in the 90's?

      • JD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add about 50 votes to this for all of my clients that are constantly asking for a status on this request.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        just downloaded teams, set up a channel, and first thing i tried to do was drag and drop an email to share with the team but i cannot. why is this not an option?

      • Marc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        top priority. having to drag to desktop then into teams is frustrating. many people on the team lost confidence in the tool as soon as they experienced the issue -and started complaining about the tool and how amazing the competition is, etc etc.

      • Alexej commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dragging and dropping into a Planner Task over Teams would be nice.

        - Alexej

      • James Michael Calderone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Drag and drop for sure, but also a simple available to all way to Save As to a team. The idea is the same.. We want to drive a new way of working, and getting files into a team so they can be managed there is way too problematic. We have workarounds though in 2016 this is no longer working (Save As / point to your team via URL).. Navigating to the team should be simple, and it should work, as should drag and drop. (note: we are at E1, 2013 migrating to 2016, and hopefully E3)

      • Dia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If we had private channels, this problem would be handled for us. We have external clients NOT in a Team space, so they send in emails with important attachments. They cannot have access to the whole Team space, but if we had a private channel for them, we could do ALL our communication in the channel, and not need email! Wouldn't that be cool....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Handling emails is a frustration today. People handle their communications and files in the Outlook inbox. This is a fact and we all know it.
        To really get them to create an maintain a new habit, we need them to transfer everything to their Teams instead. Independent of what their customers do.
        Sp it is an essential feature to be solved. Please get this away from the backlog and into the in development tag :)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be a realy helpful feature to drag an drop outlook mails into teams. #WeNeedIt #YouCanDoIt ;-)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to drag an email from Outlook into a Conversation in a Channel in Teams would be sweet. Then the thread of the email instantly becomes a conversation.

      • Amanda Joubert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Teams is one of our daily workspaces and it would be great to drag and drop items from your mailbox directly into teams. So please add this feature as soon as possible!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Also, I'd like to add on to this feedback. It would be nice if, when you do copy over an email, to have any attachments that were in the email to be accessible as well from the files tab too. Right now you only can view the email text.

      • Louis van den Berg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a major frustration with the use of O365 facilities. Teams and Outlook should be seamless. Please add this feature as a priority.

      • Schalk Reyneke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This must be one of the highest priorities in development. We are sold out in using O365 and Teams etc. but this is really an issue that affects productivity greatly! The workarounds are really a waste of time.

      • Stefan Johansson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is a work around , drag your email to the desktop and drop it there. Fetch it and move and drag and drop to teams.

      • Stefan Johansson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Outlook is a major software from Microsoft so why wouldn't emails be possible to drag and drop? I must not be a problem to correct. Just do it :)

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