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.
Why can't the URL's just be a normal size? Why is a shortener even needed? With G Suite the URLs are long but no where near Teams size, maybe 1/3rd to 1/2 of Teams. The URL's from Teams honestly seem like it's a mistake as sometimes they are a paragraph long. "Here Mr. Customer click this link to view the shared file, and yes that's the correct link it's just 6 rows long."
If you copy a link from Teams, paste it in Word, edit the hyperlink, then set a label to whatever you want (example: Link). Then copy the modified hyperlink and use wherever you want. Would be nice to have it done directly in teams though.
Jesse Walter commented
Best URL Shortener Services to Shrink and Track Links
Hope this helps you
The 'In Testing' update is promising, but can an Admin confirm a URL shortener for both links to access meetings as well as links to files? The link shared suggests just files but what we really need is shorter links for meeting invites.
Assign more resources to finish it sooner :)
Yannis Fourniadis commented
Having a url shortener would be great, please implement this functionality.
We need this as we are using SharePoint 2010 (I know) so when you paste a link to a Teams Live Event it is rejected by SharePoint 2010 for having invalid characters in the URL
Click "Get Link" and copy link address. Go to where you want the link posted and hit Ctrl K
Andreas Pfau commented
How is your test going? Really looking forward to this feature!
Oz Oscroft commented
We also need shorter URL's for Teams meeting invites for when they need to be sent out via post (yes, it happens, shockingly!)
I am voting to have this updated .
The ability to make shorter url links to documents and forms is very much needed.
Yeah!!! We need that...
Isobella Caulfield commented
the issue with these long links is that they exceed the maximum character length for events in Sharepoint...... the programs are meant to work together and this makes it impossible.
Lee Meadows commented
Thank you Alex. Do we have any idea of when it would be available in Preview? We use Teams Meetings (previously Skype) to spin up emergency outage calls in conjunction with a product we use called Alert Media. It doesn't have the ability to shorten the URLs. Now that we are migrating to Teams, this has become a critical matter for us to address. The Teams meeting links are not working correctly for us.
J Mack commented
It is great to see I am not alone here. I am late to the party. Having a tiny URL embedded in MS Teams would be a game changer for me.
Justin Moore commented
Ready yet? I began my classes already...
This would be very welcome!
Aaron Wilson commented
OMG this is why Teams is so bad. They didn't think of this?
any updates on this feature?