Tracking changes in Microsoft Teams
It's a real bummer to not be able to track changes when files are edited in MS teams. I am a teacher and I think this feature is so important for me to give students feedback (my edits) on the work they submitted.
Hope to see this feature soon!
The more transparent SharePoint is "under" Teams, the better! Folks need to be able to access all of the features available in SP from within the Teams space!
I wholeheartedly agree! Without track changes, all the co-authoring & editing features become useless. Teams needs this feature.
Anonymous commented · September 10, 2020 2:59 PM · Flag as inappropriate
New Team User commented
I was checking if track changes feature is avail in Team and came across this thread. Without track changes, all the co-authoring & editing features become useless
I need this capabality stat. It is very difficult to encourage enterprise-wide adoption without safe co-author changes tracked.
Mike Nicewarner commented
We keep requirements in a Wiki in Teams, and it really stinks that when I'm notified that someone edited it, all I know is *that* there was a change, never *what* was changed. It is cumbersome to go into SharePoint to pull down the various versions into Word to compare and find the exact changes. This is not how collaboration software should work!
Also, this has been an issue for *HOW LONG*??? If MS really wanted to fix this, they would have already. Being able to see a bunch of people in the virtual meeting is a cute thing, but shouldn't have taken the focus away from fundamental functionality like this.
Fraser Johnson commented
The lack of change tracking in a collaboration space (Teams) where the document resides is a huge backward step. Tracking changes in a collaboration space is more important than it was prior to such spaces existing.
Marcel Wicke commented
You have the possibility within the Excel/Word file when opining as Office-WebApp to see History (under File/Info/Version History) also nicely with different colors per user who did what change.
But agree it would be great to have versioning integrated within Teams to see this type of changes directly and also possibility to easily switch back to an older version!
How can a team collaboration tool not have the ability to track changes being made to a document that is being jointly edited by a team? Isn't this a fundamental principle of collaboration? This is woeful miss which essentially neuters the overall usefulness of the tool for document collaboration. Please put the ability to track changes to a document into Teams as soon as possible.
Yes, there is versioning in Teams document; however, you need to open each version to see what changed. Really need the "track changes" feature.
Tristan Snell commented
Sorry if i have misunderstood the initial question. But. I thought Teams office app i.e. word. Supports track changes. Which has off|for everyone|just mine options for tracking.
Also. Could you not use the backend (Sharepoint) functionality i.e.
- Version control
- Alert me
Also. In Teams office apps. They have editing, reviewing, viewing modes.
It is important to have "track changes" for shared document in a common platform, many enterprise offices is using TEAMS as a mode of communication on document editing or presenting or revert back to the version as required.
This is basic functionality - needs sorting asap.
Please see how *Google documents* does it for a good idea.
Stacy Wilson commented
Please add back a way to track changes. PLEASE!
I actually had to revert back to legacy mode and not use the amazing EXCEL TEAMS sheet (now I have lag and locking issues AGAIN - which EXCEL in TEAMS solved! PLEASE add the track changes as I see them real time only any that is not helpful when I have 15 people in it at once.
I agree too. I would like to see different versions being saved so one can go back in time to view earlier versions of the file.
Chuck Sisson commented
Agree. Tracking changes is an important feature.
100% agree - I need to know immediately when an excel file in Microsoft TEAMS changed and who made the change. It's unreasonable to set a reminder to check for changes and require a teammate to communicate changes. TEAMS has regressed from standard OFFICE functionality. Hear the voice of your customers and update TEAMS platform to meet their business needs.
I heartily agree. The need to be able to see changes in versions is highly desirable. Right now Sharepoint offers the ability to restore a version...but since you can't really see what changes were made from one version to the next, this isn't exactly convenient. Gotta say that Google Docs seems to have a significant advantage in this area of collaboration.
Lynn Stofferan commented
I would like to add one more suggestion. It would be better if you could follow the document on TEAMS so you get a notification when a change has been made. I need to track changes in an Excel spreadsheet that could happen at any day. I would like to see the little red dot showing someone just made the change.
I am all for it. I lead projects and it would be beneficial to know who and when someone makes a change to an excel file