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.
Thomas Nybergh commented
Shorter, saner URLs are desperately needed across the entire M365 portfolio of online services.
Most pressingly, it'd amaze naïve, little pre-2020 me that we're seeing a rollout of vaccines to suspend the plague before I can copy a meeting ID to any instant messenger or e-mail client without half expecting breakage from line wraps.
I also detest this dumb pseudo-fix of insisting on copying rich-text formatted urls, which has metastasized to MS Edge URL copying.
This is truly clown college tier stuff.
I think the whole idea how Micro$oft approaches links across all platforms is seriously flawed. From Teams, Sharepoint to Onedrive, it all follows the folder hierarchy. Just moving a file breaks links for everyone.
Google has understood this problem and has come up with just a simple ID for a file which is unrelated to its folder hierarchy and always works.
Using a URL shortener is just a bush fix for this.
Just try STRG/CTRL + K -> paste the URL and edit the shown text.
Stefano Delfo Del Furia commented
Any news about it?
How many days do you need to test this simple feature ?
I use TinyURL.com
Chris Surmeier commented
"Pasting the link in an email" is not an issue since you can change the "Text Displayed" for any link. But the problem of excessively long urls exists because many applications, including the URL list feature of Teams, limits urls to 255 characters. What gives?
Seriously, is there any update on this?
Is it ready two years after the testing?
anymore updates on this?
Matthew Leighty commented
It would be nice to shorten and personalize any sharable link across all platforms (OneDrive, SharePoint, etc...)
Neal Krempin commented
Hi Microsoft, can we get an update on the timeline for the release of this feature - the long meeting links are presenting challenges for our business and clients.
Any update on this feature?
How long do we need to wait until Microsoft have its own url shortener? Using services like bit.ly are not encouraged in my company for security reasons and the URL for MS Teams calls are horrendous to be pasted in any channel (email, instant messaging, etc)
Tobias Graf commented
I need the URL shortener for Sharepoint-Links. It is very unsatisfactory when you have to use other tools for general functions and you also have to pay for them. You are testing since July 2020? How is the status?
Michele Griffiths commented
We would like to use calendar feature in SharePoint to advertise internal events. The attendee link for a Teams Live Event is too long. Limit is 250 characters. How's the testing going?
S Jain commented
Any update on this feature?
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.