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.
Patrice Thivierge Fortin commented
I agree, this is dramatically needed, in a general manner Microsoft is not too good at creating short and nice URLs, so when pasting links from any microsoft services in Teams, this should be handled to avoid an ugly-long url polluting what people are going to read...
Thanks a lot for improving this! :)
Mario Blatarić commented
URLs are horrible, shortener is needed, badly and urgently.
Craig Peters commented
This is an issue for Live Event URLs where they are too long to be added in Events in SharePoint.
Dan T commented
So, I already have a feeling that this exists? I'm on a MS org for Higher Education, and I've just received an announcement from one of the MS Teams rep for this org, and we have in the form of his email link a urlshortener.teams.microsoft.com redirection link.
I'm all for friendly name generation, but even this format is far easier to handle. Any way we can access the service yet?
Any day now guys??
Are there any workarounds in the interim?
Wow! This is already an aging request and up until today there's no result. I have the same predicament with the others. This should have been prioritize.
Jonathan Lupo commented
Agree. It’s been hard to share links to files via email, from Teams. A little embarrassing...and sometimes executives copy/paste them incompletely.
I agree with many of the commenters. Seems like a no-brainer.
What's there to review? You could have done it in the time you spend reviewing it.
Why is this taking so long to review/implement. It's a no brainer! Having to use a third party url shortener is frankly embarrassing.
It would also be nice, if included in the shortener you could customize the shortened URL to create a vanity url. Example: https://teams.microsoft.com/contoso.
If you try, you will find out that every side of Borg Cube is actually QR-code to url of Teams channel.
We actively avoid sharing teams links because they are so huge and unwieldy.
Kai Blankenhorn commented
Please implement at least a simple form of this. I'm always ashamed to send a link as long as 3 lines of text. It's even more embarrassing within Teams itself. Do you really want us to use bit.ly and the sorts? This is a no-go.
Another reason - you can't create links in Sharepoint HyperLink columns where the URL is >255 char.
Amit Bansal commented
Well, this is the One Microsoft Way. Add new features that nobody needs continuously, but ignore what the community is asking for - 600+ votes feature is still under review for a year.
Dear Warren, please do ask your future team to work on features that are actually in the past. Slack has been showing beautifully short links for like all of ever, without asking users to jump thru hoops like creating hyperlinks and so on. Moving from Slack to Team has been a design shock that I've still not gotten over :-)
Compu Neo commented
@Warren, is it still under review?
It's been a year since the last comment and will be great to hear the latest.
I think allowing companies the option to integrate the shorturl API into the mix would be beneficial as well. When the tool provides a url it would be shortened based on the corporate short URL policies.
Why is it being reviewed? It should been implemented right away.