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.
Thank you, Anonymous January 10, 2020 17:54 !
Of course it's a stopgap and Microsoft remains very much at fault here, but your little trick helps us out!
it would be very useful to have a shortener teams link.
Why would you ever put links like this in to production after 1999? SEO is not a new concept, nor is UX. YOU guys are crazy! Please redeem yourselves and get this fixed.
Still disgusting links in Teams.
Brianna Grosser commented
how is this taking so long to be fixed?...
This might help others:
I worked around this by pressing the 'A' in the text box to expand the text editing area, then press '...' (more options) and select 'Link'.
Type the short url text as the text to display, then insert the long URL in address. Then click insert. After inserting if you do not want the thumbnail press the X on the thumbnail to remove it so only the short link text remains.
If you are trying to get a link from Teams shorter to send in an email, do the 'get link' to get the long URL then do the steps I just mentioned to shorten the URL then copy / paste the shortened hyperlink into your email.
"This item is still being reviewed by the feature team."
Who is Warren? A troll? Obviously --- the feature team would have made a decision on this many years ago. Why would anybody waste their time posting a response like that? The biggest waste of time is -- trying to get Microsoft clean up (pun intended) their act about being compatible with the simple concept of posting hyperlinks.
Hey Teams - IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? Please at least respond with a 'keep dreaming' message so we know to just go away and cry.
Dirk Watkins commented
It would be great if the display was just the first few characters, and ellipse, and then the last few characters - with a hover of showing the full url. e.g. microsoft.com/docs/...awesome.aspx
Chit Chattr commented
A lot of us clearly really want this feature but there’s not a lot of progress. In the meantime I’ve created a Teams app that addresses this need and it’s now launched to private beta. I want to invite everyone in this thread to get in touch directly to join the beta, or even just to jump on a call (on Teams of course!) to see a demo.
At this early stage I’d greatly appreciate feedback to make sure the solution best solves the problem. Please contact me directly - hg[αt]chitchattr.com
Chris Rattray commented
Nearly into the next decade. Please implement this feature ASAP.
Jason Hanson commented
Yes please! This is really hard when sharing links to documents in tools like Slack. The work around my team is doing is to post screenshots to the breadcrumb trail...
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