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.
This feature request is still on in the backlog. No new updates available at this time.
Richard Shaw commented
How about in 2020?
Michelle Gable commented
It would be great to be able to drag-and-drop a file attachment from Outlook to a Document Library within either Teams or SharePoint directly. Currently, I don't use the Document Library since I already have to save the file to a shared drive anyway.
For now you can just use the function to drag & drop an email and/or email attachments directly from outlook to the SharePoint Documents Library - choose the general folder f.eks and you have the mail available in Teams.
Frank McLeod commented
We are looking to bring all our projects into teams and reduce email traffic, however we need to migrate 1000s of existing emails and we will never stop receiving emails. Consequently the drag and drop feature is essential. Should of been there from get go.
What is the latest update with this one? When is this expected to roll out?
How is it that I can drag and drop to Jira, but not another native microsoft program?
Renato Pereira commented
Since 2018, are there a date to expect?
Stephan G commented
It is not drag and drop but it is basically the feature request
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57389
I have started tweeting the comments I receive by email every time there is a comment on one of my items here.
Just do the same and use #MicrosoftTeams
Matt Stocks commented
Please can I request drag and drop update for emails and files in Teams asap.
Small inconveniences like this absolutely *kill* adoption when you're trying to sell co-workers on a new workplace tool. Email isn't going to completely disappear overnight. If Teams wants to truly take off then you have to make life easier for those willing to be convinced to integrate it into their workflow. If it fights back they will give up and go back to what they know.
I'm trying to sell coworkers on the positives of Teams, but every time something intuitive doesn't "just work" I feel the air being let out of the balloon and momentum is lost.
The drag and drop functrion from Outlook is absolutely necessary for an efficient use of Teams!
Extremely important feature for the transition from Outlook to Teams! People need to be able to easily copy from email to Teams to build up a good and complete Teams - otherwise some will continue to send emails and there is no chance to bring it (easily) in Teams.
As it is hard to convince an entire Organisation of thounsands of people to use a new tool, this feature is crucial.
@Warren: since 04.October 2017 this feature is already set in the backlog. More than 2 years and not implemented yet. Any idea, when it will be implemented and available to use in Teams?
Thanks and kind regards
We're trying to transition to Teams. The absence of this important feature is a deal killer. Ridiculous to copy an email link and forward each item to the appropriate channel. Drag and drop would make it intuitive, seamless and easy. This should be a top priority. Is there any reason this feature is NOT enabled?
this is a function I WOULD see as mandatory and would make work more efficient.
Unbelievable, that such a basic feature is missing
Update requested, there are many hours to be saved with this feature.
Gareth K commented
Any update on this - it's incredibly irritating?