Open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint as Default
It would be great if Teams would have the ability to always launch the desktop app when opening Office documents as opposed to launching the online version.
Rest of teams is awesome.
This feature request is still in the works. No additional updates are available at this time. I’ll keep you posted as I hear more.
In the works for two years.... unbelievable. This software is such a half-baked mess, and apparently they're not even working on it.
MS Teams: where GIFs are more important than core functionality.
Carsten Maßmann commented
This seems a very reasonnable request since the feature already exists in SharePoint online. There the owners can set the preference accordingly.
Brady M commented
Don't ever want to see or edit Excel in a browser - limited functionality - too slow - does not let me use Excel features other thank what a novice user does.
How hard is it understand that dumbed down versions of proven software like Excel are deal breakers?
Microsoft product teams are like dealing with my kids when they were 14 and could not be brought into a polite conversation. At least my 14 year old kids grew up.
Microsoft product teams seem to be stuck at the 14 year aged argumentative, head in the sand, crud mode for the last 10 years.
Any update other than "working on it" is better than no update to users for two years.
You're better than this Microsoft!
[Deleted User] commented
Open Excel file in the Teams app is too slow. Other products, like browsers, already have this.
Why can't teams just provide standard functionality built-in like other applications?
Scott D commented
Any update on this? It is extremely frustrating to be constantly redirected to the less-useful (and slower) web versions of applications I already have installed on my system.
Has any progress been made since 2018?
Sue Tucker commented
I can't believe this still hasn't been done, the online version is almost useless unless you just want a quick peek at something. The default should be desktop. I cringe every time i accidentally open in online.
my default Teams admin experience as we migrated from slack over the last 3 months:
1) find a semi-obvious feature that seems missing or weird
2) search online for solution
3) find 2yr old thread with the exact feature request, labeled 'working on it'.
Narendran Santhanam commented
Teams that have not traditionally worked on collaborative software find it difficult to use when the files do not open in the desktop app by default. I've lost count of the number of times my team mates have told me Teams in not intuitive because of the lack of this feature. And the additional click to open in the desktop app only adds more friction to the UX. We need this feature very badly.
UPDATE PLEASE??? 2 years is a long time. not impressed, tbh
Michael Tremblay commented
Warren please finish this request!
We recently started using teams within our organisation and as the person who does the support on this product for our organisation I can say that this is a very frequent question I get from users. I am a bit shocked to see something basic like this is almost 2 years in the works. What have you been doing for all that time?
Any further updates on this? Last update from Microsoft was nearly two years ago...
Please move this feature up your priority list....
One of those frustrating things spoiling the user interaction with the tool. Please move this up your priority list.
Can you please enable this? I don't see why this is so hard. A simple menu option would be sufficient.....
Buddy this isn't that hard to implement, how is this still pending after nearly 2 years.
This is a huge bug in teams for desktop!!! The built-in teams editor is both horrible and completely blocks the view of whatever chat you were in when you clicked on a file. This can't be difficult to add as a setting, it's already a built-in capability and just needs to be selected as the default. It's completely crazy to me that this doesn't exist yet and the ticket has been open since 2017.