Shorter Links !
Just make the links shorter, when pasting a link to another location on the chat.
It's always too poluted, We write down a 1 line comment and the link extension has 6 lines (!)
You can create add a hyperlink to any text, which will allow you to avoid massive links being copied into the chat/channels.
Expand the compose box by clicking the icon “A” with a pencil just below your compose line. Once in the expanded view you can create a link by clicking the icon that looks like a chain at the top of the compose box.
You can also highlight your text and use this function to change your selected text into a hyperlink. Once the hyperlink dialog opens update the link location and modify your text if you so desire.
Agreed! We need this for both meetings and files. The current links take up waaaay too much space.
It is quite frustrating that this has still not been addressed. I just pasted a link which contained 591 characters! Please Microsoft give us shorter, more manageable links.
Richard Stevens commented
This request is about doing it the right way not having the user work around a design flaw.
So no, you don't "have this".
The links created by Teams and Sharepoint are just horrible. I don't so much mind the length of the links. If it was just a plain URL which would give a clear indication on path, a longer link would actually have a meaning and provide value. The way they are now, they might be a technical necessity being out in the open destroying user experience.
Allen Lee commented
Ctrl+K shortcut helps but be helpful to have another that just inserts the link in the clipboard to avoid extra Ctrl+V + enter step. Or even better, would be great if it would auto-shorten at least with MS apps.
Ctrl + k has changed my life with links! This quick key allows you to hide the URL's and show whatever text you want to display as the link - WITHOUT having to do a bunch of other clicks to insert a hyperlink. (It works in Outlook, DevOps and all other MS apps too)
No, you do NOT have this. You have horrible long links and a laborious workaround to hide them.
You absolutely do not have this. Calling up the rich-text editor and manually creating the link -- ain't nobody got time for that, but more seriously, we've ramped up our use quickly as everyone else, and there is zero chance that I'm going to educate 3500 colleagues about going through this motions which are ridiculously easy to automate. Twitter can do it, and so can you.
Defo not 'Got this' guys - its 2020 and the URL's are still crazy long when pasted into emails, notes, word docs, powerpoints, calendar invites, onenotes - see where I am going with this...
Ben Hawkins commented
Thank you, but this is not possible on the app for iOS. Please could you make it so?
Matthias Bartosik commented
I agree with many who have commented - you do NOT have this. Novice paste/post huge multiline links - AND teams adds the link preview box to the post as well. Shorter links would be that long links pasted into Teams would be truncated to something like "This is a long l..." and you only see the multi-line super long link when you hover over the link or something like that.
Also, for the more advanced users who DO insert *hyperlink* links, try the CTRL+K keyboard shortcut next time!
Amit Bansal commented
> There is another thread with almost 600 votes under 'shorter links' when you google - add your votes that thread:-)
Gee, wow. I'll peeps know there is another thread, but cant be bothered to take the slightest bit of effort to actually point people to it.
Here's the other thread:
MIchelle Greenwood commented
There is another thread with almost 600 votes under 'shorter links' when you google - add your votes that thread:-)
Seriously, Warren? You'd ask every user to go through all that every time?
Adding a voice! Warren, you do not have this. What you describe is not short links, it's hyperlinked text - different things with different experiences and expectations. Shortened links that still tell the user "it's an MS [Word/Note/whatever] link" would be fantastic.
I can hide the huge link urls in hyperlinked text, but when I share something with a client, they end up using the link itself - and it's awful.
Warren's suggestion is helpful, but when pasting a link, it should automatically create intelligible text for the sharepoint link. So if I were a member in Busy Team and put an excel file in the financial folder in General, Teams should automatically create the linked text:
Busy Team/General/financial/file.xls (Which would be a link to the horrid sharepoint URL)
Otherwise the links are unwieldy and confusing and no one has a clue where the file actually was saved.
Eyal Kenigsvain commented
poor workaround ignoring multiple other contexts and forcing all those extra clicks...
I also want to echo Kenta Hara's comment.
It would also be nice if we could downvote MS bad workaround and upvote better suggestions like Kenta's.
Niklas Pivic commented
I completely agree with Kenta Hara's comment made on 2019-02-08. Short URLs without any extra text would be good.
Kenta Hara commented
To MS Teams,
I am up-voting this idea.
Can't you just make a short link, and exclude the conversations and posted date time, etc.
(You can just show those stuffs in a link preview.)
The work around Warren gave us requires too much work.
John Doe: *** blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, ***
Posted in February 8, 2019 on WhateverTeams/Channel
(*) A shortened link.
When you copy a oneNote link from Teams to paste it to outlook ... ti takes 3 lines long message ... is there any solution for this ? like bit.ly or anything else inside teams to shorten urls ?
Many thanks for your comments
I answer to myself : copy paste into OneNote this link then right click on it and modify the text ... that's it ... the url is shorten, i can now copy past it on outlook