Add other Sharepoint document folders under Files
Please allow adding granular SharePoint document library subfolders to the Files tab. Currently, only the document library level can be added, not sub folders.
This allows adding content from related but separate SharePoint sites without having to provide the entire document library (which may contain irrelevant content to the Team)
This request is still on the backlog.
Deb Shimel commented
Hi Warren, any updates on this? Your last post is over a year old. People want and need this feature. Why not focus on what users really want instead of what Microsoft thinks they want?
J Ward commented
I’ve just tried on boarding a colleague who is keen to use this and this was the first hurdle that instantly put me on the back foot. Sadly teams seems to not quite fit the use of multiple teams (one for each project) or multiple channels (one for each project with a single team)
Dear Microsoft Team,
Just to add to the list of users that would really like this feature, I'll put my hands up as well. In my organization, we would like to embed SharePoint Subfolders in the Files Tab of our Teams Channels.
I can't believe this is on backlog. Not being able to link to a folder is frustrating users and slowing adoption.
+50 (50 people here need this feature right now) How could they ship teams without this? LOL Microsoft this was what you should have done on day 1
Pedro Rossi commented
Anny news on this?
Any update please?
Nia Swift commented
This is exactly what we need to do and it makes using Teams unattractive for us at the moment - please could you make this a priority?
You can use as workaround the Website with the sharepoint link.
Just go to you subfolder in Sharepoint , click on the "Copy link"
and add as new Tab a Website with the link to your Sharepoint subfolder.
Adam P. commented
Seems like Microsoft Teams is darn near broken if it doesn't have this feature. I don't see how you'd realistically integrate the use of Microsoft Teams with any existing Microsoft SharePoints in an intuitive way as I would think Teams is literally designed to do...….without this feature. Definitely an absolute must.
Adam P. commented
Looking for this exact fix as well. Seriously a pretty large deficiency when trying to start using Teams for an existing SharePoint.
We're looking for exactly this.
We started trying out with shortcut-links in the files-tab (similiar to how it works in Sharepoint were you can put a link to a folder or a file in an other folder) helping people working in one channel finding files in other channels. Unfortunatly - shortcuts working in sharepint doesn't work in Teams. When we found the add a Sharepoint folder tab funtction we were fairly certain that it would solve our problem but ended up with a link to the root-folder - not at all helping teammembers to find files easier.
James Thompson commented
My Organisation has a project team which is a team in sharepoint/teams. This team performs work on many different projects, for many clients and as such we wish to have a clients folder which contain all our clients (300+) and in each client folder we have a folder for each project we do with them. When we get a new project we are wanting to create a new channel which is fine but it then creates a folder for the files in the root which overtime becomes very messy.
Solution would be to allow us to move, this folder into a sub folder which we can do but when someone opens the file tab it automatically recreates the folder.
Down the track we are wanting to move our sales team across to teams but this is a deal breaker
Where are we with the status of Microsoft addressing this important issue?
Stuart Evans commented
Yes, agree with this. It's no use linking just to the root document folder when you're trying to do something specific.
Andrew Ashurst commented
Yes, it's hopeless currently. It may admittedly be down to the mass industrial rather than custom manufacturing manner in which our fileshares were migrated to sharepoint by our IT people, but, that's the real world. So, if MS wants organisations to make maximum use of and "Like" Teams and for teams to start to supplant Outlook and email I think the capacity to link a sharepoint sub-folder to a team as a library is essential. In time, who knows, maybe we can move the team libraries to a top level site of their own, but, being able to use them in teams first is a must or teams just is less useful.
What's the reason to offer a SharePoint and Document Library tab, if they both offer the same functionality? Important sub folders should be provided as tabs to offer quick access from within teams.
Agree, important for me and our team too!