Rich thumbnails for files
Can we get rich thumbnails for files the same way SharePoint document libraries now show? Pictures would show a preview and Office documents can show small thumbnails too
This feature request has been accepted by the feature team and is now on the backlog.
Thank you for all the feedback.
Steve Foster commented
At my company we have no choice but stop using Microsoft Teams because of this issue. Currently Teams is very inefficient because of clicking through images.
Really important to get this fixed asap please
Heather Penney commented
I can't believe that photos are not available as thumbnails as standard? I'm trying to promote the use of Teams throughout my workplace, the lack of thumbnails is seriously hampering this...
This seems to be a bit of key functionality missing. Any update as to when this will be in progress? Microsoft, you cannot keep expecting people to flick between Teams and SharePoint if the sole purpose of Teams is to be the central app for people to work.
Seriously, when is this coming. It's antiquated not to be able to view photos
Teams needs compact list or tile (with thumbnail) view. If a folder contains just images, the option to scroll (left / right cursor key) through them would also be very useful.
Also need basic image editing in Teams.
A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it comes to file names. It is a shame Microsoft Teams can't provide users a preview of their own folder picture files.
Warren, glad it's now on Microsoft's a backlog of to-dos, here it is almost a year later with no promise date in sight. Can't even paste an example snip into this thread to emphasize dire need of this feature.
Come on Microsoft pick-up your game. Do you want us to return to SharePoint just to get our thumbnails back? I apologize if I've offended anyone with my expression of frustration with Teams.
would love to have pictures in the files tab show by default in big thumbnails so you don't have to open to see them.
In SharePoint, you have the option to display files in a list, compact list or tile (with thumbnail) view. To be effective, Teams needs this functionality as well. If a folder contains just images, the option to scroll (left / right cursor key) through them would also be very useful.
Paul Fleming commented
I'm keen to see this implemented.
John Tyndall commented
Is this going to be implemented soon?
Now that it is merged, please Microsoft, don't just do it for files view.
Its about the human cognition.
If I spot a picture or a document visually I am 100% more likely to recognize it, than by Name.
So please in activity to and after I upload a file while writing a post/messsae in the thread too.... It might help me spot a erroneously "uploaded" file.
That would be great. Without this feature, I don't want to implement Teams yet because my mechanics will be lost if the program opens one window each time they want to see one single photo.
Other duplicates, with their number of votes at the time of this comment (and I do understand many of the votes are duplicates, like mine... I've voted for all these):
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18538774-a-picture-view 23 votes.
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20396176--tiles-view-for-photos-in-microsoft-teams 18 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31098187-view-files-within-teams-window 9 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32929045-allow-file-previews-such-as-photos-within-teams-in 9 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20396224--tiles-view-in-microsoft-teams 6 votes
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20323888-view-uploaded-image-in-the-teams-area-rather-than 7 votes
FYI, there's a duplicate with 25ish votes at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19164442-implement-the-same-thumbnails-previews-as-sharep and I think they should be combined to show the higher level of user demand for this feature
Part of our team is highly visual, and sharing image files is a huge part of their jobs. Right now, the only way to see those images is to click the image file in the files tab (or attached to a conversation), which opens a new tab in your browser to open sharepoint where you can finally see the image.
It would be hugely beneficial to be able to see the thumbnails right from within teams, and even better if clicking on it would open a full-screen view like it does in sharepoint (or google docs or anything else)
This is a need for us as well. It's a feature that already exists in SharePoint, and it would save us a lot of headache if it was available right inside teams. We're finally getting used to doing most of our work through teams, and it's unfortunate to have to link out of it all the time to use another service, especially since we're using the PC Teams app, and SharePoint opens in a browser.
I would promote that every classic file format (PDF, Excel, Word...), should be able to be displayed as a thumbnail.
And I would recommend this in activitiy too, it is so much simpler to spot the messages of interest by giving the context.
Karin S. commented
I want tiles, too! (Surprised it wasn't there from the beginning)
Having the ability to switch from a list view to a thumbnail view would be greatly appreciated!