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Embed Media

If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)

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  • Per commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We use Teams in an internal leadership development program. We record short videos using smartphones and store them directly in a channel's Files.
    The problem is that the files can't be viewed directly in the Teams app.
    They either have to be downloaded as a copy to the user's PC or phone and then viewed in a 3rd party program - or uploaded to YouTube or Stream and then linked up as a tab in the channel.
    This is way too cumbersome.

    Video files (of a variety of formats) that are stored locally in a channel, should be directly playable within the Teams app, both the desktop and phone versions.

  • Kaye He commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It will definitely help to save user's time & enhance collaboration. Enhance website’s user-interface, makes it more visually appealing.

    Can grab user attention completely and boosts Interactions with customers. Directly increase sales performance of Company.

    Expands Customer Base

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not just paste a link, if upload the video file in Teams, it should embedded the video in the thread instead of show as file icon.

  • Kian Seng Chew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    allowing team members to embed video directly into the chat room will definitely improve the communication and collaboration within the team, the team members can reply/comment/receive instant feedback right below the video, this will only make Microsoft Teams more lively that increase the interaction between peoples, I personally don't see any down side of implementing this feature into Microsoft Teams, the idea was suggested since year 2016 and counting..

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Embedded video shall be the basic for any chat platform in the market, looking forward MS Teams add this feature in.

  • Anna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Teams would be a whole lot more valuable if videos could play within the conversation tab. Can't believe this request started in 2016 with no progress.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It seems odd that you can embed Gifly Gifs but not your own video content. Why not include support for embedded videos, especially if they're on the platform already (ie Streams)?

  • Patrick Renner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I work in a media company where teams producing video provide that video via Slack to other groups who integrate the video in websites, digital devices, etc. We want to move them to Teams but because video doesn't play inline, they have to actually open the video in a web browser to preview it, it's not a workable solution for them so they stay in Slack until this feature is worked out.

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Has someone seen the tumbleweed rolling on through here?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on this? From UX perspective I'd expect having the same behavior for a video (youtube, vimeo, stream, ...) as it is for pdf, powerpoint and other Office apps => open and play directly in the chat/channel.

  • Per commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've made a video, even uploaded it to Stream, and there is no way to embed it in a channel message? :(

  • Valdet Selimaj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This entire process is completely asinine. Why do we even have to go through this for what is an intuitive feature that the app should already have??

  • Paul williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why is everything which is standard in other IM "under review" for years in teams??
    Seriously is it that broken that the dev team is snowed under with substantial fixes that these things cannot be added simply. Or is the architecture so poor that these things are very difficult to modify.

    Even the web hooks integration between teams and Azure is broken. Try setting up a web hook between DevTest Labs shutdown notifications and teams. lol Who is managing this mess. Slack is your competitor and its killing teams. So many people in the organisations I'm working with want to avoid teams because of all this. Teams is a flash in the pan, wont last long, they have all the gear but no idea. Shame.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    After more mthan 2 years (2 YEARS) the idea of: "If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)" is still under review?!?!?

    We´re in 2018, please fix this.

  • Philippe Monatte commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Users need that functionnality. TV Advertisement is made on slack. So tthe comparison is easy to do.
    It doesn't facilitate user experience!

  • Martin Longley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Slack, Google Hangouts etc. have this feature. Its not a nice to have. it needs to be part of the overall solution.

  • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It really makes everything much more natural to have embedding as a built in option. Not doing so takes you back at least a decade.

    I look forward to the implementation of this feature.

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