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.
This feature is still under review. The feature team is digging into the details but have not made a decision yet.
James Moore commented
This feature is desperately needed to create Teams file libraries. These tags should be manageable at the team level to facilitate content management. As we move away from using SharePoint Online directly this functionality and leveraging teams for documents and support being able to properly tag content is imperative. Without this feature I will likely move back to confluence for this capability
Is there any progress on this? We're considering migrating all our documents to Google drive.
Alvaro Albero commented
It will also be useful to tag folders, not only files.
Jack H commented
We need this tag option for files ASAP, would be extremely useful
Javier Maldonado commented
Any news on this?
Would like to add my vote to this one. We are now heavily using it. Here's a Use Case for you:
Weekly meetings - presentations with actions and notes published post meeting.
Currently file names are Meeting Date - Meeting Title.
Within each deck are various key topics covered that week.
We'd like to be able to quickly & easily add KEY WORDS or PHRASES in Teams to make the relevant information easier to find. e.g. Azure Cloud Contract, Security Policy, Covid Return to Work.
In weeks that follow, any of the Team members can easily find the information presented.
Currently the FILES search in teams, searches entire Teams platform and not just specific Team or Channel. Very frustrating.
The tag function would be handy if it is available for files on Teams
Jim Novakoff commented
There can be a long list of files. Tagging would be great to help search and sort.
Marked as under review six months ago. Any updates?
Adam Fox commented
File names are usually not very descriptive. We got a repository of PPTs, some of the 400MB in size. How am I to find the rights file if I have no way of describing the file externally? Today, I need to open each file to figure out what it is about. And I can not even persist my finding in a file description or in tags ...
Oh, I just saw how old this FRQ is - so this one is truly dead. That is sad
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.
Indeed, team tags are desperately needed in a 2019 team application
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.
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.
Need to be able to @tag files, tabs, and channels.
Amy Talhouk commented
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
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
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.