Guests should be able to send files in private chats
Guest can send files/images inside channels but not inside private chats. Without that feature the communication with external developers or testers is almost not possible or had to be done inside a channel, which would disturb other team members.
Thank you for your continued feedback. The feature team has this item under review and is considering all options. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
Please add this feature. It is impossible to use teams as a guest, without this
I work with clients (in HR) and I need to communicatie with my clients -guests- about confidential matters and documents. The request is open since jan 2018. When will you add the feature?
Merci d'ajouter cette fonctionnalité
Please add this feature to the Teams, it's crucial to share information between attendees regardless they are guest or not. Thank you in advance,
Please add this feature to the Teams, it's crucial to share photos beetween team members regardless they are guest or not. Thank you in advance,
I'd like to just add my voice here on this topic. Internally our team has always used chat to communicate, and share files. But moving forward on more future projects we need to colaborate with External or Guest users and the fact that those people cannot share file with us through chat is both a major kink in our workflow and baffling. Why is this not a thing? Actually the whole process for communicating with external and guest users is terribly confusing. So disappointing. We love Teams but this has us considering other alternatives....
Okay this is again a terrible design flaw. How do you plan to be better than your competitors like: Slack Discord Telegram etc.. when you don't implement such basic features. Why would you skip this? I have outside collaborators that give up on me at using Teams because they cannot share they work(mostly in the form of files) in a chat. Who was the genius behind this idea?
Do is sharing GIFs more important than sharing files? I thought Teams was a serious collaboration platform.
EDIT: UNDER REVIEW since Jan 22, 2018 ? Oh dear god.
Please stop killing teams. The last updates are VERY annoying. Every update from you initiates a micro heart attack.
Yves Rausch commented
So sending files, which is a basic feature in nearly ALL communication tools is still not available in Teams, so sad!
I think I have a fix for you guys...
#1 Create a folder in your regular OneDrive account, or any other cloud sharing account for that matter.
#2 Share the folder you created (create a link and allow edit access for anybody with the link)
#3 Create a Tab in chat, choose "Website" then paste the link you created.
Considering that a guest can send Photo files in private chats from at least the Teams app on Android, it makes no sense that you can't at least do the same on the Desktop app. Of course, I would like to see it generalized to any file type, not just photos.
Seems like it could be a security concern for organizations that don't want files from personal computers introduced into their network. How do we create a compromise for that concern?
Jeez... I work at a small MSP company and I've been telling how great Teams is if you just get used to it. But this sets Teams back to the stoneage
update or statement from MS? Roadmap?
Steve Leworthy commented
this is nuts, i'm a guest on my clients' Teams pages. they can post me stuff yet i cant post stuff to them? wtf is that all about? why ever not?
We liaise with our clients via Teams and the inability for them to upload files in private chat is very inconvenient.
Saleh M AL-Qassim commented
how it come ???? this is a very basic feature not available ?
Is there any update on this request? we are planning a rollout for our organization, but looks like sharing a file in a chat is not possible for guests. They can only upload in the team.