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Tag Files for Searchability

As we upload files, it would be great to have the option to add Tags for the files. That way, when utilizing search, we could enter tags to be able to find results based on the tags specified.

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  • Steven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You can just expose SharePoint columns but you'd need to either make channels into libraries to support different column layouts or allow per-folder columns in SharePoint since that's what the file storage back-end really is.

  • Robert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Indeed, team tags are desperately needed in a 2019 team application

  • mpanthofer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding cross-team metadata tags for organizations to link searches, track activities and artifacts related to configurable topics (using tags) is critical for collaboration. Adding tagging for files would be a great start, but also planner cards/tasks, Onenote Pages, Calendar items and threads would really help.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to tag conversations would be really helpful. Please look at the functionally of a program like Evernote. The tag features is very powerful and simple to use and search.

    Thank you!

  • Jay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need to be able to @tag files, tabs, and channels.

  • Amy Talhouk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would love to not only see tags supported but also be able to create more dynamic views with those tags. I am finding that the more we use Teams especially for file storage, the more we generate folders to store and group documents.

  • Will D commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, we'd like to be able to add files similar to how you tag a note in Evernote or labels in Gmail. So we can not worry so much about folders for organization and instead search by tags.

  • Sam Bridegroom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I know tagging can be done in SharePoint (by adding a column), but those customizations don't come through to Teams (along with things like version control). Those features need to be exposed in Teams if that's supposed to be my portal.

  • TH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I often read documents in Teams and would like to make a tag and be able to reference it in a conversation. That would be of great value!

  • Tim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree - this would be nice to be able to tag, to find them later.

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