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.
The team is looking into this feature and considering solutions. We will update when there is more information to share.
Dee Coffey commented
this is so frustrating.
I agree with the comment that most people won't go on line - but i work in an organisation of 800+ staff, and i swear i don't know a single person who hasn't moaned about this.
please make this available!
Braden Chou commented
I suspect that the vote numbers on this topic are much much lower than the reality as the people who want this solution are not the type to go onto an online forum and vote for it.
In my experience, any slightly complicated formatting seems have a high rate of being displayed differently in the Teams editor. I'd like to avoid feedback saying the document is formatted incorrectly by being able to send someone a link that opens in the native app.
Please push out this update as a priority! As others have said, the lack of this feature make Teams seem like it is NOT an integrated solution when it is.
Dan Yaeger commented
This should be a simple fix and wondering why it's taking so long to implement? Is Microsoft pushing the web browser version of TEAMS over the desktop app? This is terribly frustrating and preventing large-scale adoption of TEAMS as a business platform.
Mike K commented
Why is this not the default behavior? This should have been in place from the moment MS Teams was launched.
Currently, clicking a link in Outlook open Teams in Edge, and then ask me if I want to download the "desktop app". I already have the desktop app! This is a terrible design and makes using Teams absolutely tedious to use.
Harald Freyer commented
Can't this be done in some similar way as a teams meeting link from Outlook works.
Clicking on "https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/..."
opens a tab in the browser, the original link is redirected to something like "https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=..." and then the Teams App opens the meeting login window (probably once you had to allow this, I don't remember).
For some workflows/tasks, we are planning to go away from Teams exactly due to this ridiculous shortcomings.
Gonzalo Bernasconi commented
Any solution or update?
Andy A commented
3 years! Come on!
And the last update was over 2 years ago, and that was to say it is under review. This is shameful.
Teams has potential, but quit treating it like an app that is only used on a mobile device. Windows is at it best when you can have multiplayer windows open and can work effortlessly between them and other applications. But Teams fails at this, and cause me and others delays in getting our work done, it needs to get out of the way and let you work.
How the **** do you need to “consider solutions”? It’s obvious what needs to be done. A lot of this sort of linking works better in IOS than it does on Windows. How can that be? This was suggested THREE YEARS ago and is just being ignored - despite being a high priority for users. Get on with it PLEASE - although it probably won’t be “reviewed” for another year…
Ruben van Rijssen commented
Same here, I want users to be able to click a link that should direct them to a channel (and a tab) page, not go outside the desktop app, to the browser, then invite them to go back in the desktop app...
This is amazingly bad that it hasn't been fixed yet. Most (there is a few more for sure) annoying thing with Teams is this absolute lack of taking care of everyday user issues like a teams link don't open in the desktop app. Can't be that hard to fix, right? It's been a frustrating bug for several of years now!
Claudia Ahern commented
Please implement it as soon as possible.
Please implement it as soon as possible.
Please solve this now!
Mr Fx commented
George Furnell commented
Please update us with information, shouldn't be that difficult to check if app is installed and use it if it is
Eddy Misael Castillo commented
I can't believe this was submitted back in 2018 and we are 2021 and the issue is still "under review". Is there anybody really checking this?
Please implement this! I don't think you understand that not everyone is from IT. When end users click on a link and it does something unexpected like take them to a website they simply breakdown. It is even more annoying when end users don't have MS Edge as their default web browser so they then have to log in but not until after they call me to complain that it doesn't work.