Using Teams Offline
MULTIPLE USERS reporting offline needs:
Generally want to use Teams offline:
If I am offline it would be great to browse through Teams and Channels in case I have to lookup some informations.
Also viewing the latest notes in "Notes" on teams would be great.
It would be enough to have "Read only" - for the moment my Teams app does not even open when I am offline
Compared on my mobile - I can read all posts while I am offline.
Edit while offline:
just been using teams wiki to take and share notes in a meeting. when the connection dropped we were all kicked out of the teams application and weren't able to read what had been put. when the connection came back up, half of the notes were missing. There needs to be better handling of offline mode and a way to carry on working and sync changes when the connection comes back or at very least a way to read offline
Sending messages to offline contacts:
I had thought this was already the case, but it would be nice if we could send private messages to Teams contacts who are offline, and have that message pop up for them whenever they next log in.
There are instances when I have a thought I would like to share with a co-worker and it would be helpful if I could send them a private chat message that they will later receive, regardless of whether they are currently online or not.
Access files offline:
I need to do this on our construction sites.
We are working on a better experience in Teams when a user is not connected to the internet. No timeline to share at this point, but we will keep you posted.
Why aren´t Teams and Planner available offline? Imagine how easy worklife would be if one could work anywhere.
I can't read messages without internet connection
I know we're more and more online, but OFFLINE is one the enterprise reasons that differentiates Microsoft from Google.
One of the reasons why we are on O365 not g-suite!
when I'm offline why does it take over an hour to received the message in my email box. with Skype if I was offline and someone send me an message I received it in one minute in my email box
what if #MicrosoftTeams has also files/folders/directories (files/channels/teams) sync with local, like #OneDrive built-in for “Files” tab? It’d be our team’s go-to and central collaboration app (it’s already go-to but yet central for us so far).
Aderito Cassolongo commented
In most African countries internet is still a luxury and therefore MS Teams should in fact look into this offline option in a brother coverage perspective
It si very slow to navigate history chats, it always need sync to load chats
This is critical to adoption for a mobile workforce. While we are able to connect most of the time sometimes connections are slow or drop in and out while you travelling so offline access is a must!
Lydia Smyers commented
Critical for the mobile worker on a plane. Like OneNote!
Hi Warren, I´m one more supporter of using Teams offline. Why not do the same as with OneNote? Caching info should be basic for mobile workers software. Best, Carl
David Oliver commented
Offline access is a must!! My colleagues will never switch from Outlook as long as Teams lacks offline access to messages and files.
Come on, make it happen!! Outlook shouldn't be our essential tool, but it still is due to no offline access in Teams. I can't even launch the desktop app if I am offline.
+1, why don't simply use onedrive sync to keep our work offline and sync it to the server when back online ?
Where can I vote on add the feature for offline iOS file access in Teams? This is a huge gap. It's almost like the Teams and OneDrive developers don't talk to each other.
I can echo the need for offline file availability. We want to work on files within the team but many are travelling often and need offline access to the files while e.g. on the plane. Even when version control / check out/in is activated.
Please, can you add asap the possiblity to use Teams offline. I really need this because i travel a lot and sometimes don´t have connection to Internet.
Please fix that asap.
This is a must have!
I want to echo that I've had no success using teams on airplane internet, which I realize is slow, but Skype works fine. If Teams is going to eventually replace Skype, it is going to have to find a way to address being used over the internet. Perhaps it is moving too much data because of all the other collaborative application feature, when all I need on a weak internet connection is a mode that is communication only and syncing may not be practical.
Absolutely agree! Very limiting user experience otherwise
Why on earth would you have a desktop version that can't be used offline? Simply takes up space on my PC, if I can't use it offline.
should be able to use elements of Teams offline- viewing notes (OneNote), old chat logs