@Cecilia, maybe you could reword the Title as "Attach files to a chat as files, not as Onedrive links"?
From a user perspective the file sharing in Teams is quite messed up. As a user I expect that the recipient will get a copy of the file, not a link to a file. There should be an option to send a link to a file (e.g. to keep people access the updated versions of the file), but at the moment access right issues can make the file sharing through Teams app complete dysfunctional.
It seems something has changed ~month ago and I cannot access anymore files send to me over the chat unless the sender is giving me access right to the file (in addition to Drag-and-dropping it to the chat window)
Drag and drop for files is needed to the both directions (in and out of Teams).
But what would dragging a folder to Teams actually do? ZIP the whole folder or what?
Teams file management is horrible. It needs "Save As" function so users do not need to go through (crowded) Downloads folder. There should be "Drag-and-drop" for files received.
This is definitely needed. There is no need to show the URL in chat UI, just replace the link with the document name to keep it short and readable. URL can be shown in a tooltip for example. This is a better solution than URL shortener that is insecure by design.
This feature request is now actively being worked upon. As we move through the development process, I will post an new updates to this topic.
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This is definitely needed. The Downloads folder gets really crowded if the user does not clean it actively making the Teams' file operations quite a confusing and burden.
Please add "Save as" option to Teams.
You may want to correct the spelling to "immediately".
We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
This is desperately needed. At the moment one needs to create separate Office 365 Groups for this and that makes the Teams interface cluttered. In companies there are lot of common stuff that all are welcome to follow, but then many functions (R&D, Legal, Finance, HR) have stuff that really belongs to smaller groups only. And even within a team there is stuff that is for the team members and then there is stuff that is for the team leader and his superiors/stakeholders.
I hope SharePoint access rights can somehow be synced with these Teams access rights.