Open links to teams in Desktop App
SITUATION: When you receive a link to a Teams file or folder, or really anything in Teams, like a Planner task - it sends you to the sharepoint site, regardless of whether you have the Desktop App installed and even if it is open.
RESOLUTION: Make links to any Teams elements open directly in the Teams Desktop App
This will save so much time and frustration from people, and also make Teams seem like a more integrated solution for everyone.
Joel Frenette commented
why do teams links open in browser first, if the desktop app is installed?
They should open in desktop app first if the desktop app is installed.
Mike Bullock commented
Its the one thing that stops me using Teams more.
John Nuttall commented
I’m not saying anything anyone hasn’t already said, this is annoying, please fix and add a check for the client and “if exists” open in the client..... it can’t be that hard to do, you could put this one in the quick wins pile
Håkan Nilsson commented
This feedback thread has been going for a year now, what's up?
Any comments from the Teams-team?
Marcos Babu commented
Same happens to Teams on iOS/Android. Link first opens in a browser and then, maybe, open on the app. But there's actually no app-checking (it fails if the app is not installed).
Opening Join Teams Meeting link in Outlook Meeting Invite always opens to Teams HTML Splash Page asking me to Download or if I have Teams installed to use the Desktop App. If Teams Desktop App is installed, link should open within Teams not html splash page-annoying.
Fabrizio Assennato commented
Hi team, another example of frustrated user. We are trying to distribute our bi-weekly status update reports and this problem is definitely not encouraging people to collaborate and share knowledge. I believe that for a tool like Teams, this should be a top priority. We are all trying to encourage people to join us on Teams, but this is certainly not helping.
Jan Izydorczyk commented
These are all "Office apps" links to open directly in Teams published in Teams. For example, you open a page in OneNote in the same Teams as the link was published.
Joe G commented
Having the same issue here, such a simple thing to address. Can we please get this done already?
Deepika Adike commented
Implementing this fucntionality has become a necessity for smoother flow from any application to a teams url - be it file or a meeting invite. Please consider this to implement for enabling more user friendliness to Teams.
How about getting this into the system? This is SO BASIC that I don't know why it doesn't work.
My colleagues have decided to STEP OUT OF TEAMS with this issue as one of the main problems. I don't have a chance to get them onboard when totally basic things like this still have not made it to the product.
Is there a way to open teams meeting url directly in desktop app?
This is basic feature, who is designing your team application......is this really integrated?
Please make the default app a user-configurable option. I know many folks who prefer one experience over the other.
When I open a Teams meeting link from Outlook Calendar it briefly opens the browser then redirects to the installed windows client. While better than it was, it's still an unnecessary extra step.
I NEED this to start getting my company on MSFT Teams! Please create this feature.
Please please please enable a link to open the Desktop app! Always one minute late to a meeting if I don't see before that it is a teams one, so have allowed an extra minute to get the browser to wake up, log me in, wait while I click to use the app, wait for the app to open etc etc etc. Voice calls and screen sharing are so much better with Teams than Skype, but that annoying delay before you get to the meeting is infuriating!
Quite embarrasing that we have to vote for basic functionality
Benjamin Bertrand commented
Slack has a great deep-linking API: (https://api.slack.com/docs/deep-linking)
A pity Teams is bundled with Office...
T Wolfe commented
Completely agree. My team is constantly finding work-a-rounds, but all require manual effort instead of an automatic hyperlink to the Teams app.