Hyperlink any text in chat
Allow any text to be selected and a hyperlink added to it, both using Ctrl+K (standard across Office applications) and by providing a hyperlink button in the expanded compose box.
You can now hyperlink any text.
To do so click on the “A” icon just under the compose box, this will expand the compose box.
From the expanded view, you can type the text you wish, select the text then click the chain icon at the top of the compose box.
This will allow you to add a hyperlink to the selected text. You may also enter the text into “text to display” field in this pop up box.
Thank you for the suggestions and keep that feedback coming!
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This is a great idea...
Hyperlinks when posted into the compose box or reply box work.
When replying inside the notification popup, or using the /chat command, they always get posted as plaintext.
Duncan Jones commented
This is very frustrating. A really common work flow for me is to write:
"Blah blah blah, check out: <url>."
If I paste the URL (which is 99% of occasions), the period/full-stop following the URL gets included in the link. Which breaks it for everyone I'm trying to share it with.
This is really annoying. I wish this was fixed. This bug is complicated by the fact that short urls get occluded by the "edit" "save" and "like" buttons that appear in the top right of the chat bubble. Please prioritize this fix. Weird problems like this make the Teams app look bad and drives people to other competing apps that have this stuff figured out.
i'm seeing this too, it's a very annoying bug. In addition to the problem of trying to scroll left to right over text and the stupid rollover feedback buttons (like the thumbs up, etc) getting in the way of that and the how does someone not catch these things in QA? Come on MS!
Including following characters is really annoying, it causes links to be broken if you put a comma or period directly after them
Dave H commented
Is this also going to be available when posting via code with a webhook?
Also file links such as smb://path/to/file.pdf and afp://path/to/file.pdf should work and not even the Outlook/Word workaround works with those because the linked text is not clickable, at least on desktop client for Mac.
Voted as I agree for this enhancement, the work around is to do this in Word/Outlook and then copy/paste that into Teams.
Lukas Cibulka commented
agree with Ben!
I agree. It should be possible to use an end-user friendly representation.
Terence Gryson commented
niels mampuys commented
It would indeed be more user friendly to be able to format an URL to something more readable /
When pasting an URL into a conversation, the full URL is pasted instead of being able to enter a display name and url value.
It would be more beneficial to be able to format an URL to something more readable / user friendly.
The workaround works for http:// and https:// links, but not for application links. Please add support for application links.
Juan Prat commented
Workaround: If you hyperlink the text in outlook and then copy and paste that linked text, Teams will kept the linked text. So that works for me, making a link post neater. Thkx!
Ben Spead commented
I am trying to ease our move from Skype (not SfB) to Teams, and one of the Skype features we use frequently within our internal apps is the ability to direct call or direct chat someone via Skype. We can allow users to directly chat or call another user via a single click (for example HTML, see https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Hyperlinking-from-a-web-page-into-Teams-Chat/m-p/129566).
It would be extremely useful if Teams can support the same type of thing and allow a hyperlink to be formed which will launch teams and open a specific user.
Thank you for your consideration.
Related to this, Teams does not parse URLs properly that have semicolons in them (which are valid query string token delimiters); for example:
Teams will not underline/parse 'somethingelse' as part of the URL, even though it should be per https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
Steve S commented
We have received complaints from users who are also Box users that say Box has the ability to send "abbreviated" links.