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.
We are currently testing this feature internally, and will share an update as soon as it’s available. To learn more, please visit https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/sharing-files-in-teams.
Still an issue. Please fix.
Permanent link/URL for room reuse is also frequently requested under dozens of different thread names, including some of the comments here. :)
When can we expect rolling short links out ?
Corey Baker commented
I run a team of Sales hunters, whose job it is to get prospects to join meetings.
How embarrassing it is for us to send a 250 character URL because the tools we're using don't support HTML links inside invites, and your meeting URL's are absurd.
Some of the examples in the comments here are ridiculous. Please fix.
I'm hoping for an update as well. A typical link for us is clocking in at 500+ characters.
SPL requires shorter URL, as mentioned below.
In Froms, the option "shorter URL" is available, can you please add it for Teams as well?
MS Lists requires a shorter URL link for it to work in TEAMS. Any update on your testing since July 2020?
It has been 10 months could you at least provide an update ? There are alot of people waiting for this.
The most disturbing thing with these long links is that Teams lists have a "URL" type of column, and it cannot take a link to Teams, as it is restricted to max 256 character long URLs. So Teams cannot link to itself, because Teams links are longer than what Team consider links allowed to be. Changing that limit to more than 256 is urgently needed, and seems not a feature that should take years of testing, but rather a fix to a serious bug/design flaw.
Alberto Serra (TiberADV) commented
Sarebbe utile avere l'url abbreviato direttamente su Teams e Sharepoint
This is something many MS users need and there has been no update since July??
Third-party apps are not an appropriate solution for the majority of companies.
Any update on this feature yet. I can see the last update was testing and that was 07/2020?
Nudge, any update on this please
Stefano Delfo Del Furia commented
Hei, what about this feature ?
It's in testing since July 2020 !!!
Mel F. commented
@alex any updates on this issue? It's been in testing since July 2020. Thanks!
I'd rather not see a shortener, but simply the practice of shortening the URL. Analyzing the URL that it generates there is a lot of redundant characters. It's kind of embarrassing to send a link that is as long as Teams generates. It's Microsoft's version of a CVS receipt. Due to security practices, we do not allow bit.ly or other shorteners to be opened. Simply finding a way swap the Sharepoint related domain for the teams related domain info in the URL would work just fine.
Any news from testing @Alex?
the attached image is from a local German newspaper in Ehningen. I think it pretty much outlines how desperately this feature is required. You and I both know that building a highly scalable, multi-region and elastic URL shortener on Azure is a matter of a weeks work including deployment.
This also needs to be a short URL to be able to be published in a document. If I am printing a newsletter that will be available for pick up with a meeting URL it needs to be short for manually typing into a browser instead of the super long URL lin.
When I get a share link in Word or Excel (desktop app only), then paste it anywhere, I get a nice clean link with the file name.
When I go to any of the other 27 places I can get a share link (Teams, SharePoint, browser office apps) I get these long URL's.
I'm voting for this, but I'd advocate for links being generated just like Office apps - in other words, just finish the work so it all works the same