Replace Files tab in chat with "Shared with Me" from OneDrive
Replace Files tab with Shared with me view from OneDrive. This could automatically apply the filter of users in the view to the users included in the chat. Since all chat files go to OneDrive anyway could be a quick win. Currently, only files show up in Teams shared within the chat context.
It would allow you to quickly get to files Shared by the user you are chatting with even when files were originally Shared Outside of Teams .
Also could have a tab or quick view access to "Shared by me" as well which could help with permission management etc.
Sean Burke commented
Agree with this, for another context. We have a regulatory requirement to set retention for the Chat tab to one day (a capability that is supposed to arrive at the end of this month). The challenge with Chat retention is that the files individuals are collaborating around in Chat also disappear if a chat goes stagnant and hits the retention limit. Right now this is less of an issue for our pilot users, since retention is at 30 days, but once we drop to one day, it will grow into a significant issue, rendering the value of file collaboration in chat limited.