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.
Thank you for our continued feedback. You can now use Teams in Offline mode, which means users can browse their recent chats and channels as well as those they have pinned. Users can also compose messages for sending later as well.
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Irish I commented
Welcome to Teams.... so long as you are online of course, otherwise you may as well not bother.
Pete Nugent commented
I would like to see the option to make files available whilst offline, not simply have access to only those that have been cached. Separately, but related, it is unclear as to how long these files will remain within the cache.
hi! woking on it since the beginning of May - any update? Really need this! thanks
I need to be able to sync files from Teams into my OneDrive so that I can work on files offline. Otherwise, I just end up with a version in a OneDrive folder that I copy to Teams or vice versa and then I have multiple versions of the truth, which is the opposite of what collaborative working is supposed to enable.
I can sort of do it if I open the Teams site up in SharePoint and then sync, but it feels more like a 'back door' solution than it should be. I should have an icon that says 'sync [to a location I specify on OneDrive]' and then I can always be looking at (and backing up) the latest version.
Lara Vallejo Roosdorp commented
Edit when offline: View conversations and write notes
Edit files, add new files from PC or downloads
At least read (Edit OneNote, add pages to be updated when online)
Check tasks on Planner within teams, edit them.
All to be updated when online
Any progress on this? This is imperative!
Ian Price commented
Please catch up to where Google docs have been for at least 4 years now, teams is such a turkey with multiple users and patchy internet access.
Paul Day commented
A highly or extremely intermittent would be great (not just all the way offline).
hello, sometimes I need to use the teams without the internet, but it's impossible since when it's not connected, the screen is darkened. the choice of using offline or exporting to excel would be perfect.
Ajinkya Bapat commented
teams should allow to download recorded meeting in system so that one can listen that any time anywhere offline too
Chris Conley commented
It would be nice to be able to IM someone when they're offline and have the message be received when they come back online. Ideally this "pounce" function should be explicit rather than a default.
hello John-- re "I echo many of the previous comments about need to access content in MS Teams. Similar to SharePoint and OneDrive, suggest the ability to choose which content is available offline would be a good start if an initial barrier is storage capacity and difficulty of synchronization."-- have you heard anything further?
does anyone at Microsoft read these comments anymore? What happened to Alex?
hello Alex-- any further update? Slack says the same thing, and we are delaying adoption until one of you moves. The race to real offline functionality is the future of team applications.
Michael Samson commented
this is really important-- Teams is useless to us without offline capability
This has been hanging around since 2016! Any update?
Corey Snow commented
Microsoft Teams will never be on par with Google Docs until they have a good offline experience. Oddly, they have had desktop clients for decades, but Microsoft did not try to make Teams or One Note accessible offline. It is unfathomable that I can do work, and then not be able to access it, because I happen to not have Internet access. This seems like a glaring flaw that makes Team unusable for traveling executives like myself.
We are starting to use Teams for our school governing body, having used OneDrive for a few years.
Whilst we can see Trams as the way forward, no offline access is going to be a big problem for us, as we do not have online access in school during meetings.
Do you have any timeline of when offline functionality will be available?
Offline mode (even as Read Only) would take Teams from good to great.