When someone sends a file in a team thread or an individual chat, the person opening the file has to download it. You should be able to open the file directly from the chat thread.
Currently, you download the file and then it disappears--you have to go find and open it from your desktop's Downloads folder. The files should open the same way they open in Outlook--double click the file and it launches the appropriate application and displays the file.
Windows knows what program I use to open PDF files.. Teams should make use of this!
Seamus M. commented
We are trying to use Teams to share documents that we are working on.
If you want the file to open on the desktop version of Excel it does not open.
Love the concept and the promise the delivery is lacking.
For a moment there I thought I was missing something for not figuring out how to use preview on Teams, but as it turns out I wasn't... Preview of some sort would be more than nice, it's kind of essential. Can't really describe the current file handling as handy or efficient.
Quick look (á la Skype) of a file, downloading and showing the downloaded file in Explorer/Finder and opening the file in a correct application are necessary features for Teams.
[Deleted User] commented
wow this is so terrible, you should ask kids to develop this cause clearly only a madman can think about such a silly way to access a file
seriously, who thought that opening in browser was the expected behaviour, when you're simply sharing a file with your colleagues?
and i don't even mention the "click to download" feature that is even worse that "click to open in browser" by default...
TL;DR - open files WITHIN teams!!
When I download a file, I get a notification that it is complete (maybe this is new since April?) but clicking the notification does nothing. Ideally, it should open the file or the containing folder, or perhaps give an option for both