URL shortener for Teams
When using the "get link" option in teams it would be better to have an embedded link shortener. Pasting the link in email looks terrible.
This item is still being reviewed by the feature team.
David Plaut commented
Should we design it for you?
- Click Files
- select something or default for folder
- Click Get Link
- Teams generates a short URL. Simplest is just a GUID. At least that is better than current URLs
-- short URL is prefixed w/ something Teams will recognize, e.g. https://teams.microsoft.com/shortURL/[short URL here]
- New shortened link is stored [insert Team storage strategy here]
-- store full URL and short URL.
-Any request to the short URL is looked up and served to the app or browser
John Date commented
Yes, providing a viable shortener would be extremely useful to large enterprises.
Eric Deutchman commented
Please add this. 3rd party shorteners are a security nightmare.
Wow, how is the review going, seems to have been going on for quite some time now.
Андрій Верещака commented
Join to the previous person. Add it , please, so nasty to send "mega-urls" in letters.
Please, please, please prioritise this feature. With Skype going the way of the dodo, we are more and more reliant on Teams and like many comments, my company's ELT will not find these excessively long URLs consumable in any sense of the word.
Solutions like 3rd party URL shorteners (while it works, I consider it a "hack") go against my company's security policy (which I support) so not an option for us.
Let's get this feature NATIVE ASAP! Please and thanks
It looks like this has been under review for over a year.... really?
Same thing is desperately needed for SharePoint itself as well.
Gabrielius Serva commented
I've seen in production that urlshortener.teams.microsoft.com has been used by one of the companies. Any official news about this??
Rebecca Hogg commented
Can we get an update on this....why even have a 'get link' option when the links are so crazy long?
Please, for the love of god, allow us to shorten the team links - this would be a HUGE ease-of-use feature for us
Please, please, please make this happen ASAP! @Zephan Schroeder, totally agree!
Ken Byrne commented
Just make this happen. Please!
Zephan Schroeder commented
I consider usable URL links a Security, Privacy, and Usability feature.
Without supporting short/usable URLs Microsoft Teams is deterring adoption at best. At worst some advanced users will use 3rd party URL shorteners which means users are much LESS secure and much LESS private because Microsoft cannot prevent 3rd party code and/or site from doing more (and/or tracking more).
Also a shortened vanity url is very much needed. I don't care if I have to have a GUID for company (or OrgID) but beyond that I should be able to create custom shortname (assuming the name does not already exist in my org).
many thanks in advance for your consideration (and consideration for fellow users).
Stephen Whitson commented
This is awful for sales, which is where the money is I might add.
Horrible experience. My 1 sentence email is followed by 5 lines , which is 1 URL
Rob Russell commented
good grief. how is this still an issue?