External Chat File share
We need the ability to file share directly in chat with external users.
I have a team of contract BI developers working to build out our BI system. We often have the need to pass large files back and forth, which prohibits email use. Previously, in Skype for Business, we could drop files into the chat and pass the files directly to the person that needed it. We need this capability back - the current work-arounds for file transfer are significantly more complicated and will end up wasting a decent amount of time in the future.
Please add this functionality - we need this to communicate with our marketing client partners.
Please allow us to share our files within our various tenants. Not productive keeping it in one tenant. thank you.
JULIANA CASAS commented
please bring it back :)
Sueky Webber commented
Yes, please add this function back otherwise we will not be able to use Teams when we communicate with our venders.
Please add this functionality. We are an Educational Institution with Non-Profit Tenant Orgs that cannot transfer files even though we added all of our domains to the safe list. This is really holding up progress and business. Thanks. - Dany Morfin, IT Support, ICOHS College
Please add this functionality. everyday my users are asking for basic features we had in Skype for business and everyday i go back to them with a shocking disappointing - not available answer.
This feature would be useful for support engineers that need to share files with their customers.
Spas Tsvetkov commented
Supporting the implementation of the feature.
Teams is one of Microsoft's main collaboration tools and quite often we have meetings with external peers outside of the company. It will make big difference if we are able to share files within the meeting. It would be easier, faster and more convenient than going to OneDrive for that.
Bastiaan van Leeuwen commented
Agreed, why is this still missing?
Darren Knowles commented
How/why this is still missing from MS teams is a mystery but given the low votes I guess most companies only use Teams internally
We used the free Team's version, everything works fine where External (guest) users can share/attach files in chat.
Yesterday we decided to go for a paid Teams version, but we then discovered that external chat file share is not possible.
Now we have to screw the paid version and go back to the Free version just because of this little stupid file share for external/guest in chat is missing.
Does anyone knows a workaround yet? Much appreciate if you can help.
Daniel Murphy commented
I agree with this need. We also work with external contacts and need the ability to attach files or images within the Teams chat. This is a key functionality that we used in Skype and the lack of this feature is causing a significant disruption with our clients. As a concept for integration perhaps use the external communications settings that are already in Skype for Business to manage this permission?