Add "Sync button"
Add "Sync button" - In the app there is a "sharepoint" button. I suggest you add a button to directly start syncing the "file/sharepoint/group library". It takes to many clicks to start syncing files localy to computer with current functions.
This is a really tiny feature and can't be hard to add - but it would oh so help user adoption and remove having to open up a website, login again, so on and so forth and just sync right from the "single pane of glass".
John Kastrinos commented
Add this feature, please
Lou Estrada commented
The single biggest point of confusion and user adoption killer....
Tim McCauley commented
Agreed. Having to go to the Sharepoint backend to initiate OneDrive sync is too many clicks. Need a sync option from within the Teams client to initiate.
Would also need the ability to go "up a level" to the documents (root) vs. just individual channels.
Agreed, just add the library sync button, right now they have to open in browser, sync, then tell the files to always download (if cloud is default).
Liz Dvorak commented
Agreed. A lot of our field team and executives use Teams while traveling and don't always have an internet connection. It's so confusing for basic end users to go to the SharePoint backend doc library, sync there, and somehow get them to understand that they're actually syncing the Teams documents.
this is a no brainier that will take mere minutes to implement.
Having implemented Teams across a number of our clients, this is a biggie. Agree with the comments re-synching the channel or the whole Document Library at Root, although if a channel, it should be in the parent folder, so that subsequent syncs of other channels in the same Team stay in context. This is a very confusing issue for users and I'm surprised it has been prioritised.
Max Sanna commented
Completely agree with this idea. In fact the Sync button should open a dropdown where you can choose whether to sync just the channel files you're in, or the whole Teams library.
Even better, add a setting to sync files by default as soon as I join a Team.
We do a lot of work 'on the road', so having local access to files is essential for us.