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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.

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      • Sergio Loscialo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think I would prefer something along the lines how the @mentions work. Something like #Team, #Channel, or #Team/Channel.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please yes!!
        I note that this is more than a year old - has any progress been made?

      • Timmothy Frink commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cannot use 3rd party link shorteners; blocked as a security risk. Need to be able to shorten a URL to paste into other apps (such as a xMatters message).

      • George commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This function would be great and a huge push to move from other file sharing programs, like Box.

      • Andrey Kuleshov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to note that using a third-party link shortener is a BAD option
        While it works fine posted in Web, if I send the shortened link (i.e. bitly) to my collegues in the Teams message - it will open the browser which will request to open the teams - which means a long and redundant roundtrip

      • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was just getting ready to extend URL max length to 500 and then I wondered if that is enough for a teams link.

        Either shorten the link or brag about it. "Teams has the longest URL links in the world!!!!"

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Teams and SharePoint both need short URLs. Box does it beautifully - MS needs something comparable.

      • John Waterhouse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 for a 'feature' that is standard in almost every application, a link to a file in teams is 590chars long!.

      • Grant Erickson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For groups trying to adopt teams, this makes for a really hard sell. I send them a link that is 4 lines long and it makes the software look like it was written 15 years ago. No one wants to adopt that system as their go forward, long-term platform. This has little to do with functionality and everything to do with looking modern.

      • Paul williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is everything which is standard in other IM "under review" for years in teams??
        Seriously is it that broken that the dev team is snowed under with substantial fixes that these things cannot be added simply. Or is the architecture so poor that these things are very difficult to modify.

        Even the web hooks integration between teams and Azure is broken. Try setting up a web hook between DevTest Labs shutdown notifications and teams. lol Who is managing this mess. Slack is your competitor and its killing teams. So many people in the organisations I'm working with want to avoid teams because of all this. Teams is a flash in the pan, wont last long, they have all the gear but no idea. Shame.

      • Madhan Raj J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When is the Url shortener coming, too difficult to work? or even better why cannot teams provide human readable Url with limited codifications?

      • Tyler Jurgens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        While relatively easy to adjust the displayed text for the link, most people don't do this leaving to a rather ugly communication that only gets worse the more links are added to that communication.
        A URL shortener would not take away the ability to adjust the displayed text, but also leave communications with less ugly links for those who do not take the time to adjust the displayed text. Win/Win.

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