Add "attach to email" option from Files in Teams
If you are working in Teams and want to send one of your files to someone outside of the Team, your options for sending it as an attachment are clunky and many clicks. You can download the file and then attach it to an email, you can open the file in Word (or whatever relevant program) and then "share" and send as an email attachment, and there are some similarly clunky options. It would be nice if there were a simple menu item for Teams files to simply "attach to email" so you can send to external customers or people who do not have permissions/access for the Team and linked SharePoint site.
I can't believe that we are still awaiting a fix on this one! Are there any proposed dates for it to be sorted?
Drag and drop as attachment into a new email would be best.
In a similar boat to others who struggle with external collaborators. We need a way that is as convenient as email to share files externally from Teams.
At very least though it should be easy to attach files to emails (for sending externally)
Srinivas Sridhar commented
Amazing and unacceptable that they dont have an easy way to email files from Teams Files.
Still a work in progress it seems.
YES! My boss was just complaining to me about this today. Our company does not allow us to share links to files in Teams/SharePoint to people outside the company. When sending file(s) from the Team that works with a vendor TO the vendor, we need to be able to do so directly from Teams.
We are conversing on an issue in the conversations tab. I want to be able to select the document from within the conversation (using elipses), and attach the file to an Outlook email.
Additionally, be able to select multiple documents from within the files tab and Attach all to an Outlook email.
Yes for the user experience this would be a must have.
Would also like to attach Team files to emails started in Outlook. I can attach files from OneDrive, Groups, and SharePoint using "Browse web locations" in the attachment dialogue window, but Teams is not an option.
Greg Finger commented
This would be AWESOME! I have to deal with this almost daily. Proposals are created by one person, saved in the Teams file library, and another person is responsible for sending that proposal.
Glad that I found this. And realised there is NO QUICK FIX yet
Could not agree more, this is super annoying.
Jonathan Eccles commented
I totally agree, my work centers around sending people outside Teams and Sharepoint documents they need to complete then send back to me. The whole point of going to Teams was to have a more cloud based structure, but the inability to attach files to e-mails from Teams is a huge issue for my work.
Dustin Bailey commented
This functionality is a necessity for users whose communications are centered around attachments. Asking a user to download the most current file from Teams to a desktop location, attach necessary file to email then return to download location and remove downloaded file so as to remove the ability to operate in the non-up-to-date version of said file is a step backwards.
Katie Hannan commented
This functionality would be great please!
Anne Stevenson commented
Yes please; a more seamless approach would be valuable
Benjamin Arnold commented
ahh yes! I didn't find this idea, so I just submitted a similar idea for consideration...
yes please! in the IOS App it is possible but not on the desktop app
An active Korn Ferry Teams Advocate commented
Users want to drag and drop multiple or single documents from Teams to an email. If not possible, can you add a feature next to a file, 'Copy to New Email', which would automatically open the multiple files checked off to a new email with the files attached? This is an extremely important feature for us; in fact, our #1 user complaint.