Files shared in "chat" should work like Files shared in "Teams"
- Files shared in individual chats should appear under the files tab, both within the conversation and in the blue tab on the side bar.
- Files shared in individual chats should appear when searched for in the search bar.
Neither of these things happen. It's inconsistent, counterintuitive, and obnoxious. Please implement.
I have had this problem too, and trust me I find it not intuitive either.
I’ve sent this to the Files team and I’m going to find out where this is on the backlog so I can report back to you guys.
Meanwhile, the workaround is that you have to delete the chat message of which you sent the message.
Thanks and tweet me @skprufo if you have any questions!
Agree! Not intuitive. Wasn't saving files shared in chats because I incorrectly assumed that Teams would do it for me.
Slack does this nicely where you can always see the things that were shared between users at any time. Also, chats always can be accessed again and you can see the files shared within those groups or chats.
I hadn't noticed the Shared A File in chat. If it only shows up for a short time, then it will be missed if you leave your desk. We would like the ability to have both the sender and the receiver of files to be able to delete a file under Chat and the File Tab instead of only the sender being able to. It is set up that way in Teams Files and we want the same in Chat.
We'd like to have the ability to delete files sent to our conference rooms to ensure file hygiene within rooms' teams accounts.
Nicolay Astashov commented
After having a long conversation it takes ages to locate the file that you want to be removed/deleted. Please add feature to delete file directly in Files Tab.
I prefer having the ability or option to actually delete that file from within the chat or from Files tab.
Why do i have to find and delete the "Shared a file" message? What if there is a huge conversation after sharing that file?
I am seeing the same:
A file in teams can be edited right within teams.
A file in a chat (even if added in the files tab) cannot be opened within teams. It opens a new web page to a file that can only be viewed.
Chris Braunsdorf commented
When you share a file, a message is automatically generated informing the other person that the file has been shared. It took me 10 minutes to figure out that, in order to delete the file, you have to delete the message - if you click on the ellipsis next to the file itself (in the conversation or in Files), there is no delete option. Click on the ellipsis next to the "Shared a file" message and you can delete - but it's not at all obvious that this actually deletes the file or just the message about the file. When I went back to the Files tab, I noticed that the file was, in fact, gone. I strongly recommend that Microsoft change this interaction. Not discoverable and certainly didn't match my expectations.