Have the Links Contained in Emails Open the Teams Application Directly
When clicking the "Reply in Teams" button located inside the emails that result from mentions, it currently pulls up the browser. Then there's a wait until the browser window pulls up the conversation inside Teams application. This is inefficient for the user and their breaks work flow.
It would be helpful if click in the email link brought the user directly into the Teams application.
W Randall commented
I’ve noticed that the links to Teams conversations, messages, etc. received in email do not seem to be aware that I have the Teams App client installed. Clicking any link in the note opens a web browser suggesting I install the Teams App or open in MS Edge. Once open, however, it seems to run detection and then launches the installed Teams App (which was already open).
Obviously the ‘open in a web browser first” occurs is because the link in the email is a URL. But that seems to nullify the benefit of a local client if automated Teams messages/alerts don’t leverage app association logic to determine if a local client does exist.
Or maybe Microsoft’s position (hope) is that users spend 100% of their O365 time in an browser session (which then eliminates app checks or concern about the user’s hardware or OS)?
Obviously not a big deal (although it leaves stagnant browser windows open). But seems a relevant question for widespread adoption of Teams in the future.
Oddly enough, the automated Teams email suggests I install the Teams client app, but to little value if the subsequent Teams emails will not recognize the app is installed anyway.